Posts tagged impressionist
My Evolution as a Painter, David Shevlino

I became enthralled with art when I was in my early teens in mid- 1970's.  My first exposure to painting was through books about the old masters I found at a neighbor’s yard sale.  I grew up near NYC and eventually started making trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I would take a sketch pad and draw from the sculpture.  I was also making copies of paintings at home from all the books I could get my hands on.  My interest naturally gravitated toward the 15th through 19th century.  At that time I had no interest in modern or contemporary art.

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Strategies for Painting Cityscapes, Terry Miura

One of the reasons why cityscapes gives us so much trouble is that there’s just way too much information to deal with. If you started painting every window on every building, every tire on every car, it would take forever. I mean you have to draw everything in perspective, to begin with. If your drawing is off, it shows. Nope, cityscapes aren’t as forgiving as painting trees and boulders. So at least for me, a lot of what makes cityscapes doable has to do with strategies in simplification. How to edit down the amount of stuff that gets described, how to suggest rather than describe, how to say more with less. The following are my strategies. Some are pretty basic, but I thought it might be interesting to see how they were applied in a specific painting.

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A Painter's Perspective, Colin Page

I experience the world through the eyes of a painter. I spend so much time thinking about color, light effects, and composition that I can’t help but see painting ideas wherever I go. As I thought about what to write for this blog post, I wanted to share my perspective as a painter.

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