Perspective: The One-Point Fix

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Perspective | No Comments
Perspective: The One-Point Fix

A friend who was having trouble sent me a painting to see if I couldn’t lend an eye as to where things were getting away from her. —- Jason, thx so much for having a look and telling me what’s wrong. Probably a simple fix which Ucello got right 600 yrs ago. This is oil […]

Getting a Little Extra Life into Life Drawing

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Art | No Comments
Getting a Little Extra Life into Life Drawing

Sometimes we think that all life drawing can be is the setup from a Drawing 101 course.  The model stands on a platform or sits in a chair (or lounges in a couch if you’re really fancy) and you frantically try to transfer the scene in front of you before the clock runs out. Which […]

Perspective: That Can’t Be Right?: Awkward Angles and Placing that New Vanishing Point

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Perspective | No Comments
Perspective: That Can’t Be Right?: Awkward Angles and Placing that New Vanishing Point

One e-mail question I received awhile back hit on a problem that confuses lots of people.  Including me, at times.  The question is a tricky one, because the answer seems counter-intuitive.  My answer covers a number of different solutions for the practical problem.  Hopefully everything gets laid out with some clarity here: Dear Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, […]

On the Easel

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Art | No Comments
On the Easel

Vanishing Point: Rotating Grids, Maintaining Size

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Perspective | No Comments
Vanishing Point: Rotating Grids, Maintaining Size

There are lots of ways to solve any perspective problem.  With this question, I wanted a good solid no-frills way to solve the problem on the fly.  And a solution that could be applied to a lot of other problems (opening doors, etc.) Dear Jason, Thank you for writing “Vanishing Points”. It is the best […]

Working in Batches, Pros (4) and Cons (2)

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Art, Words, Words, Words | No Comments
Working in Batches, Pros (4) and Cons (2)

I usually have three to twelve paintings I’m actively working on at any given time. Sure, sometimes ten get back-burnered for two weeks while I work on the two with the pressing deadline, of course that happens.  And sometimes there’s one big one that I really want to focus on 24/7.  But usually I’m working […]

My Favorite Paintings of 2012

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Art, Words, Words, Words | No Comments
My Favorite Paintings of 2012

I made a LOT of paintings in 2012.  My three favorites, though, aren’t the ones that people have stopped to say “Wow” over.  So I thought it was worth (re-) sharing them here. Why are they my favorites?  They aren’t my most technically impressive. . .   But I think they’re all three successful pieces […]

Paint Being Paint

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in Art | No Comments
Paint Being Paint

Years ago, a conceptual artist I rather like personally, and respect professionally, was giving a talk about 20th century art movements. She talked about the Abstract Expressionists rejecting the “illusions of painting.”  Paint had been lying to us and pretending to be three dimensions.  Abstract Expressionism instead, was letting “paint be paint.” Paint could now […]