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The Sight-Size Cast

Darren R. Rousar   December 3, 2016

Contained within just over 300 pages, The Sight-Size Cast has everything you ever wanted to know about Sight-Size cast drawing and painting, impressionistic seeing, and the ways in which many of the ateliers that stem from R. H. Ives Gammell teach those subjects. Available now!

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTICLES
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How An Impressionist Sees – Part 1

Darren R. Rousar   August 9, 2017

In simple terms, the impressionist draws or paints what he or she sees - but quite often not what he is directly looking at. First and foremost the impressionist is striving for something the 17th century art critic Roger de Piles called the unity of effect.

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS OF THE PAST
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Memories of Richard Lack

Darren R. Rousar   February 8, 2017

Few artists of the last half of the twentieth-century had as much impact on representational art as did Richard F. Lack (1928-2009). Despite that, neither his name nor his works are as well-known as are some of his contemporaries like Andrew Wyeth. That is a shame, because were it not for him and his teacher, R. H. Ives Gammell, contemporary art would not be what it currently is today.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
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Thomas Dunlay

Thomas R. Dunlay

Darren R. Rousar   April 13, 2016

Tom Dunlay is a Boston-area artist who specializes in cityscapes and outdoor figure painting. In the early 70s he was a student of both Robert Douglas Hunter and R. H. Ives Gammell. Tom and I met online a few years ago, through Facebook, and recently he agreed to a phone interview.

 

Do you want to learn how to accurately draw, paint, or sculpt?

First, learn to see.

Sight-Size is the best way to learn to see because it allows you to directly, and accurately, compare your artwork to nature
through a visual one-to-one relationship.