Tools of the Trade
Fruit Vendor, 30" x 50" oil on canvas by James Crandall, Master Signature Artist member of Oil Painters of America.
James has written a through art lesson for trained artists regarding the benefits and history of using photography, mirrors, lens, projectors, balopticons and projectors to aid in the accuracy of realism painting. All the most famous realism painters have used them after they have successfully gained the tedious skills of painting.
You don't have to go to Florence to create an amazing painting in the moment of a vendor but knowing how to use your training, skills and tools helps create diverse masterpieces.