facebook_pixel
 
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
VIEW ALL
Textbox Section

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
VIEW ALL
Textbox Section

Modeling: Value Over Form

Darren R. Rousar   September 20, 2017

Most Sight-Size trained artists model using the value over form approach. Modeling in this way helps the artist maintain the big-look (which is representing the image as a whole ensemble), as well as the unity of effect. This approach naturally reduces the chance of falling into piecemeal seeing.

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS OF THE PAST
VIEW ALL
Textbox Section

Archibald Standish Hartrick

Darren R. Rousar   November 2, 2016

It is likely that you have never heard of Archibald Standish Hartrick. That is not surprising, and I suspect that he was not as well-known in his lifetime as were many of his friends and contemporaries - Sargent and Whistler among them. Nonetheless, He made an outstanding contribution to the written record of Sight-Size.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
VIEW ALL
Textbox Section

Matthew James Collins

Darren R. Rousar   October 19, 2016

Matthew James Collins is an American artist and teacher who lives in Italy. We first met in 1995 while he was a student at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. Since then Matt has gone onto make a name for himself as a painter and sculptor.

 

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.