Tip file: Still life perspective

First View of Florence (oil, 24×30) by Jonathan Queen

From artist Jonathan Queen, featured in the March 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

“[Jonathan] Queen uses classical techniques to compose his paintings. He first looks through a sliding viewfinder to determine the best composition. After setting up the still life, he places a plumb line through the center of it. He ensures his perspective does not change between painting sessions by marking where the line overlaps the objects, taping off the position of his chair on the floor, and always keeping the chair the same height.”

Read the entire article “Toy Tableaux,” a feature on artist Jonathan Queen by Tamera Lenz Muente in the March 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

Click here for the print issue of The Artist’s Magazine, March 2009.
Click here for the digital issue of The Artist’s Magazine, March 2009.


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