Monthly Archives: September 2015

Elliptical Thinking

In two dimensions circles falling flat become ellipses. This fundamental  illusion of perspective has aided designs for millennia. Cezanne tried looking at planes and ellipses with a roving focus the way we normally scan any scene. The ellipses in Cezanne’s … Continue reading

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Up The Seine and Into Impressionist History

I compared  historic compositions with historic locations  while on a barge motoring up the Seine and the Loing rivers out of Paris. I visited and painted the same sites as  19th century French Impressionists like Alfred Sisley, tonalists like Corot, … Continue reading

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