I criticise these compositions by analysis but an illustration cannot be made that way - it must be made by inspiration.
So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten.
I think it likely that some of my pupils will reach unusual distinction.
My objective in teaching my pupils is that they should be fitted for any kind of art.
(H)ope, be it never so faint, bringeth a gleam into darkness, like a little rushlight that costeth but a groat.
Project your mind into your subject until you actually live in it.
I managed to potter along tolerably well in the morning, sitting in the sun and sketching the old buildings... but in the afternoon, sitting in the shade... with stiff fingers and chilled bones... the water froze in little cakes all over the picture.
I doubt if there is a single really excellent art school now available in New York.
I should like to make myself free to all who care to attend my lectures.
I am of use to the younger artists through the advice and criticism which I give them.
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