— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) January 27, 2016
on: January 27, 2016 at 04:00PM
|Andrew Wyeth, The Coot Hunter, 1941|
In 1942 American Artist Magazine introduced the 25-year-old Andrew Wyeth as “One of America’s Youngest and Most Talented Painters.” The article describes his painting methods, providing a valuable document, because Wyeth was mysterious about his technique in later years. Here is an excerpt:
“He works on a medium rough watercolor paper which he has made up in blocks (22×30 in). He objects to stretched paper, says he believes it loses its capacity for brilliant effects. All his painting is done with three sable brushes, Nos. 5, 10 and 15. The never uses those broad flat brushes so many artists employ for large, covering washes.