Whittock, Nathaniel
The Art Of Drawing And Colouring From Nature, Flowers, Fruit, And Shells: To Which Is Added, Correct Directions For Preparing The Most Brilliant Colours For Painting On Velvet, With The Mode Of Using Them, Also The New Method Of Oriental Tinting ; With Plain And Coloured Drawings — London, 1829

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The richness and delicacy of the apple blossom has always rendered
it a favourite study for the ssower painter, particularly to learners,
who find it an easy introduction to the painting of nature's favourite
ssower, the full-blown rose. The stem that produces these blossoms
is part of the tree, and not the ssower stalk. This part of the draw-
ing, like the preceding lessons, must be sketched lightly, taking care
to draw all the projections and roughness of the outline ; but observing
at the same time not to get it too thick. This is the most common
error with learners, and one which should be most carefully guarded
against in sketching either from nature or from copy ; and though it
will be a little irksome at sirst to make a number of outlines of what
appears an easy subject, yet it will be advisable to draw the light
sketchy outline ten times over, rather than let it pass, if it is not quite
satisfactory, as it cannot be too often repeated that the great beauty of
the ssower-piece does not consist so much in the splendour of colouring,
as in the free and natural drawing of the outline.
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