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On Site and In Studio

Speaking with Kelvin Smith during his opening this weekend, we discovered that more than he used to, he is beginning his panels on site and then finishing them in the studio. Other artists have worked in this “hybrid” way, including Renoir. Here is what Renoir had to say about this process:

“You should get away from the intoxication of real light and digest your impressions in the reduced light of a room. Then you can get drunk on sunshine again. You go out and work, and you come back and work; and finally your picture begins to look like something.”
From Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir