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A piece of drapery is like a necktie, hot stuff to paint, and one of the easiest things for a painter to kid himself into thinking he can do. Dont be fooled by the color. Go after the shape and character. Hew the forms together with colored tones.
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Originality is a quality that cannot be imitated. The technique of the language, on the other hand, is something that belongs to all who can understand it.

— John French Sloan

Artists are the only people in the world who really live. The others have to hope for heaven.

— John French Sloan

The purpose of subject matter is to veil technique. The great artist uses the cloak of resemblance to hide the means.

— John French Sloan

Don't think of sea as color. Make it a solid that can support a boat. Think of 'wetness' as color-texture.

— John French Sloan

Nature is what you see plus what you think about it.

— John French Sloan

Be sensitive to your mistakes. Put it on the wall for a couple of weeks. It may be that you can learn more from the study of your own work than from others.

— John French Sloan

In the hands of a master, light and shade is one of the great qualities of art.

— John French Sloan

Painting is drawing, with the additional means of color.

— John French Sloan

Find your own technique.

— John French Sloan

You can be a giant among artists without ever attaining any great skill. Facility is a dangerous thing. When there is too much technical ease the brain stops criticizing. Don't let the hand fall into a smart way of putting the mind to sleep.

— John French Sloan

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