An artist for over 70 years and a teacher for more than 60, painter Henry Hensche (1901–92) employed Monet's Impressionist tradition of seeing and painting color under the influence of light, and he taught his students to "see the light, not the object." In this book, his student and biographer John Robichaux examines the artist’s basic painting philosophy and methodology, as expounded in his famous classes and workshops on Cape Cod.
A prolific artist and inspiring teacher, Hensche touched countless lives as he challenged pupils to understand how they could make their paintings better by having a particular vision of color—whether in a still life, landscape, or figure painting. One of his many students, Robert Longley, claims that Hensche "showed us that there was no shortcut to great art. His specific teachings on color and light are useful tools in the creation of art, but of greatest importance was Henry’s relentless quest for beauty."
Brimming with practical advice for amateurs and professionals alike, Hensche on Painting is intended to help further develop artists' own visual sense of nature.
Dover (2005) republication of Hensche on Painting: A Student’s Notebook, originally published by John Robichaux, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 1997.
Great advice for artists of all levels. A classic. I return to it time and time again.Published 6 months ago by jenny br
I studied under a great artist that studied under this guy, loved the book. I recommend it highly for artists using this style.Published 16 months ago by Jose A. Hayes
Mostly just reminiscences about things Hensche had said while teaching or speaking about painting. It is not a How To book or a particularly in depth account of his painting... Read morePublished 21 months ago by K.Vertitas
Most thought provoking and inspiring book for one who paints. Full of tips and 'rules" some of which may be wrong. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mimi
This is a tiny book. It is also a classic. It's nice to refer to periodically. Keep It on your shelf.Published 23 months ago by Pippinsays
The historical aspects are excellent. The technical inforation is not sufficient for my purposes but it is consistant with the general theme of the book. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Robert S Fry 111