• Thoughts for the Landscape Painter on Painting Portraits

    3 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

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    "Gayle" 16x20 oil/canvas
    Painted over two days with three 20-minute sessions each day
    (Plus a certain amount of adjusting at odd hours)
    Recently, I took a portrait painting class at the Art Students League of New York through its E-Telier system. I didn't do it with the expectation that portrait painting would inform my landscape painting-but if you read on, you'll see that's exactly what happened.
    In my plein air painting workshops, I tell my students, “You can get away with a lot in painting the landscape.” And it's true. Move a tree here or there, trim down a...
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