Conserving Norman Rockwell’s “United Nations”

Leslie Paisley, Conservator of Paper Department Head at Williamstown Art Conservation Center, takes viewers through the process of treating a fragile work on paper through such means as aqueous water technique– don’t try this at home!

Beauty & the Brain (and capturing likeness)

I love portraits! The more I draw and paint faces the more I find each one beautiful. A little trick for capturing likeness: When I look at my model, I ask myself “What is it that makes them unique? What do I like about their look?”

Drawing Simply

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Throwing in details at the beginning can trick the eye into thinking you’re capturing your subject, but you do so at the expense of overall accuracy.

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