• Looking at the Big Picture

    6 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    How can you evoke the feeling of what it's like to perch on the edge of a canyon?
    (By the way, this is not a painting. This is a photo I took and played with.)
    Even before the pandemic, many art museums were busily scanning their collections, creating high-resolution images and making them freely available online. These images have become a great resource for the painting student who wants to learn more about a painter's process. For example, if you're interested in how Van Gogh piled on the paint, you can visit the web site of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Here's a screenshot from one...
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