Every now and then something strikes me as "just right." I got an email today from Robert Maniscalo that promotes his new book, Point of Art.
I really liked these particular quotes:
"Whether you are painting realistically or not, it is beneficial to begin to see shapes and patterns abstractly.
The best realists are great abstractionists. We must learn to distill forms down to their essence.
Representational painting is about values. When you can master increments of value like a musician masters scales, then you can paint anything you see."