|Charles Lasar, Hillside in Summer|
"Don’t try to put in a tenth of what you see, it is the continually leaving out that makes things charming."
"Mystery is caused by leaving out, but don’t leave out the big interest."
"If you put in too many accessories the interest will have no chance."
"When things are not interesting lose them."
"In a scene you will always have one part to your liking; neglect the rest for that favorite spot."
"When you are before nature give way forcibly to your big convictions. Put in what you feel the most, and not all the ab solute details that you see. You can’t put all the hairs on a cat, or the whiskers on the wheat."
From Practical Hints for Art Students by Charles Lasar, 1910. (Free edition on Google Books)
Previously: Charles Lasar on Posing a Model