• Placing Your Subject

    29 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Mr Roosevelt's House - 12x24 Oil - AVAILABLE
    This is the cottage made famous by "Sunrise on Campobello" and in which the
    US President Franklin D. Roosevelt spent much time.
    By Michael Chesley Johnson.
    Imagine painting this house on-location as I did, using the "envelope" method!
    How many of us have been so smitten by our subject that we start painting... and then realize too late that it doesn't quite fit on the canvas? With a building, you can sometimes get away with part of it running off the edge; with a figure, you can't always do that. Fixing the problem after the fact often becomes a...
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