You boys will have to take your drinks under canvas
again, I reckon
In one sense, this picture had almost faded into the canvas
, and hidden itself behind the duskiness of age; in another, she could not but fancy that it had been growing more prominent and strikingly expressive, ever since her earliest familiarity with it as a child.
He was dressed in a canvas
jacket, and a pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.
He had a boat-cloak with him, and a black canvas
bag, and he looked as like a river-pilot as my heart could have wished.
My mother pulled it up with impatience, and there lay before us, the last things in the chest, a bundle tied up in oilcloth, and looking like papers, and a canvas
bag that gave forth, at a touch, the jingle of gold.
It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas
, reveals himself.
On the bed, at full length, and faintly illuminated by the pale light that came from the window, lay a sack of canvas
, and under its rude folds was stretched a long and stiffened form; it was Faria's last winding-sheet, -- a winding-sheet which, as the turnkey said, cost so little.
In one of the apartments of the Province House there was long preserved an ancient picture, the frame of which was as black as ebony, and the canvas
itself so dark with age, damp, and smoke, that not a touch of the painter's art could be discerned.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead to her chosen berth, the loose canvas
fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
Then, rapidly, she turned the canvas
that was on her easel over upon its face.
I know now that the pictures never came up to the subject in any respect, and that no painter could represent Versailles on canvas
as beautiful as it is in reality.
The only thing is to take a new canvas
and start fresh," he said.