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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New Portraits

June 5, 2018

Kris (left) and Dave.

Plein Air Season!

June 5, 2018

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

 

 

September – Part 2

October 2, 2017

Some more paintings from the past few weeks. FYI, I now limit myself to one self portrait per yer.

Norton

Rumford River, Norton

Emma's

Emma’s

Self Portrait 2017

2017 Self Portrait