Wisdom on Wednesdays—”One must paint as he loves”

“One does not paint merely as one knows (‘Paint it as you know it.’ —Emil Carlsen).  One must paint as he loves, as he knows, as he understands, as he desires, as he imagines, as he sees.” (1933)

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Gertrude Reading, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 in.
It is said that as the artist’s wife sat for this painting, her pregnancy became more noticeable, and so the painting was left unfinished.

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