Random Musing No. 1

August 4, 2018

The human eye has a range of 120°, mostly peripheral vision, compared to the camera’s typical 200° or more. That is why the figures sometimes seem distorted at the edges of a photograph. We make up for this seeming deficit by moving our focus (in movements called “saccades”) around a scene to build up a gestalt awareness of its appearance.
A painting, curated by human intelligence, is superior in every respect to a photograph, except for how long it takes to make it. If cameras took three hours to create the exact same image as they do now in a split second, there would be no question as to which medium people would choose when they needed an image recorded.
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Plein Air Season!

June 5, 2018

Just getting started on outdoor painting. Here are a few new ones.

 

 

More Art, 2016

September 10, 2016

Dandelions; in watercolors and in oils.

Nemoset River; Purgatory Chasm 2016; Watson Pond; Nickerson Woods.

Housatonic River; Nemasket Street Bridge; Long Island as Seen From Spectacle Island; Leach Pond; Loosestrife (given to Gerry Puleo)

Tomorrow: nudes!