Work in Progress

Breaking the rules of academic painting, some of the charac-teristics of the Impress-ionists were to include ordinary subject matter and unusual visual angles. With this piece, I am doing just that. When photographing the front entrance of the Nelson museum, I chose this angle adding perspective---instead of front facing square with the structure, which would appear more flat. We have to remember, the Impressionist should stay focused on overall visual effects instead of details when working the painting. Draughtsmanship is not always key. Though I do tend to find myself similar to Degas as a indoor studio painter, allowing more time to work more in detail and pushing draughtsmanship. Some pieces I am trying to work more looser.


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