Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Problem of Seeing Slowly (Part 3)

Seeing slowly is essential to the process of painting. Painting requires slow and persistent observation because there is much happening.  We are doing at least three things – observing, composing, and painting.  When a novelist begins writing a story a similar thing happens.  They need to have a plot – a direction and purpose they […]


The Problem of Seeing (Part 2)

As we have suggested before – the problem of painting may not be as critical as the problem of seeing.  Learning to see may present a much more significant problem for the beginning artist and even for the experienced artist.  Often when I am teaching in a classroom or on location I will observe a […]