I am really enjoying this ebook by Birge Harrison on Landscape Painting. Follow the link below. It is a compilation of notes from lectures he gave at The Art Students League in New York.
It is fascinating to read his theories of color and vibratory frequency.
I hope you enjoy it…
From Wikipedia:Born in Philadelphia, Birge Harrison was the brother of artist T. Alexander Harrison. He studied first at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1874, and later credited Thomas Eakins as a positive influence on his own teaching style. He then went to Paris on the advice of John Singer Sargent to study with Carolus-Duran and at the École des Beaux-Arts under Cabanel. In 1881 Harrison exhibited at the Paris Salon, and in 1882 his Salon entry, Novembre, became one of the first paintings by an American artist to be purchased by the French government. Discussing the painting years later Harrison attributed its handling to “A Scandinavian painter (who) had shown me the secret of atmospheric painting….and….the importance of vibration and refraction in landscape painting.” ]The limited palette and wistful mood of the early works would continue to be distinguishing features of Harrison’s later landscape paintings.