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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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Tools Of The Trade

Darren R. Rousar   November 22, 2017

Learning how to accurately see is at once a simple process and a complicated endeavor. The process is simple because all you're really doing is aligning your eye to a visual standard. But complexities arise because your eye tends to believe itself far too easily. Therefore, over the centuries artists have devised numerous tools of the trade to help overcome this.

 
SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS OF THE PAST
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John Singer Sargent

Darren R. Rousar   September 2, 2013

In 1903 Frederick Fiske Warren commissioned Sargent to paint group portrait of his wife and daughter. The sittings took place in a room of Isabella Stewart Gardner's Fenway Court. Midway through the painting a photographer was brought in to document the process. Notice the placement of the canvas, the models and Sargent himself.

 
PRESENT-DAY SIGHT-SIZE ARTISTS
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Kirk Richards

Darren R. Rousar   November 16, 2015

Artist, author and teacher, Kirk Richards and I first met, online in 2008, and in person during the memorial for Richard Lack in 2009. Since then he has often been a source of information and encouragement. Recently, he was kind enough to answer some questions for sightsize.com.

 

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.