Outdoor Sketching

Four Talks Given before the Art Institute of Chicago; The Scammon Lectures, 1914

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,862 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.3
LoC Category: NC
Downloads: 652
Added to site: 2008.11.28
mnybks.net#: 22717
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

My chief reason for confining these four talks to the outdoor sketch is because I have been an outdoor painter since I was sixteen years of age; have never in my whole life painted what is known as a studio picture evolved from memory or from my inner consciousness, or from any one of my outdoor sketches. My pictures are begun and finished often at one sitting, never more than three sittings; and a white umbrella and a three-legged stool are the sum of my studio appointments.

Show Excerpt

>first sight. If, as you look, the first impression becomes weakened, perhaps it is because the immediate foreground, which at the first glance was clear, is now dotted with passers-by, thus obscuring your point of interest, or a cloud has passed over the sky, lowering the whole tone, or the group of figures across the light has dispersed, exposing the ugly right-angled triangle of the flat wall and street level instead of the same lines being broken picturesquely with the black dots of heads of the crowd itself. In a moment it is no longer a composition of the same power that struck you at first. Perhaps while you sit and wait the scene again changes, and something infinitely more interesting, or the reverse, is evolved from the perspective before you. And so it goes on, until this constantly changing kaleidoscope repeats itself in its first aspect, until you have fairly grasped its meaning and analyzed its component parts. Or until either the effect that first delighted you, or the subsequent effect th

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Outdoor Sketching by Francis Hopkinson Smith - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

How to Use Your Mind
by Harry D. Kitson
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
Business Hints for Men and Women
by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
About the Holy Bible
by Robert Green Ingersoll
The Art of Money Getting
by P.T. Barnum
The Elements of Drawing
by John Ruskin

See more popular titles from this genre.