Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Drawing from the Masters #2

Just a quickie today.

A most inspiring quote from Hale:

"You must realize there is no royal road to drawing. It is practice, practice all the way. So get your pad of paper and start drawing simple lines. You will find it very hard to make a really straight line, and harder to make a vertical than a horizontal. Try drawing a perfect circle. Draw a few thousand and they will get perceptibly better. Above all, don't get discouraged. It is said that only the divine Raphael reached circular perfection." (Hale, p. 14--15)

The images are courtesy of my adorable husband, who awoke this morning early, planned the shopping list for the July 4th cookout, went to the store and got it all, and came home with "get well" flowers for me. All this after making dinner last night. He's a star and he's taken :-).

Off to practice, practice, practice!


Jo Castillo said...

Rose, what a great husband! Beautiful flowers. Hope you are feeling better and had a great 4th. We were on the road to NM. Watching the Boston Pops 4th on TV in Carlsbad, NM. :) We had a nice day.


Rose Welty said...

Thanks Jo, I am doing better this morning. The coughing has stopped, which is very nice. It was a quiet, soggy 4th here, but nice nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by.