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Objects and Interiors at Hersh Fine Art

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments
Hersh Fine Art ad for American Art Collector Magazine.

We’re happy to announce that Vitruvian artist and instructor David Jamieson will have several pieces in the upcoming Objects and Interiors show at Hersh Fine Art…

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What is Perspective?

By David Jamieson | 3 Comments
An example of atmospheric perspective, where colors shift bluish and contrasts diminish in the distance.

The basic principles of perspective are a cornerstone of representational art and must be understood if we are to make convincing drawings and paintings. Yet…

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“Summer Apple” by David Jamieson

By David Jamieson | 1 Comment
"Summer Apple" 6x6", oil on panel.

I was happy to finish up a painting I began months ago before getting sidetracked. The apple tree in our back yard bears fruit every…

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What you need to know about oil painting medium, Part I

By Melinda Whitmore | 8 Comments
Oil Painting Medium ingredients

We get a lot of students asking us about oils… and what are the differences between all those golden bottles that are neatly lined up…

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“Did you guys change the website again?”

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

Yes! Good eye! We’ve been incorporating some new software into our site, and we ran into some compatibility issues with the previous build that required…

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Drawing Tutorials: Comparative Measurement, Part III

By David Jamieson | 0 Comments

In the last couple of drawing tutorials I described how Comparisons of Size can help us work out the proportions of the figure – the…

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Frank Armitage Lecture Follow-Up

By Melinda Whitmore | 1 Comment

I was honored to participate in the Frank Armitage Lecture Series this year at University of Illinois, Chicago. The series is hosted by the Biomedical…

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Drawing Tutorials: Comparative Measurement, Part II

By David Jamieson | 4 Comments

Comparisons of Size Next in our series of drawing tutorials is a discussion of size. Getting proportion right is really all about size relationships and…

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Drawing Tutorials: Comparative Measurement, Part I

By David Jamieson | 7 Comments

In this and the next two drawing tutorials I plan to discuss measurement and its applications in drawing. One of the best drawing teachers I…

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Frank Armitage Lecture Series at UIC

By Melinda Whitmore | 1 Comment

I’m pleased to be a part of this year’s Frank Armitage Lecture hosted by the Biomedical Visualization Department at University of Illinois, Chicago. The lecture…

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