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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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Leopold Seyffert

Darren R. Rousar   October 11, 2013

Leopold Seyffert studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Anschutz, William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux. In early to mid-twentieth-century America he was very much in demand as a portrait painter.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
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Justin Hess

Darren R. Rousar   February 22, 2017

Justin Hess, a Florence Academy of Art alumnus, was kind enough to participate in a phone interview the other day. He's an accomplished artist as well as the founder of JHess Studios, a working atelier located in downtown San Francisco.

 

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.