Johannes Vermeer and Camera Obscura

Johannes Vermeer and Camera Obscura

A few years ago, while visiting Europe, we were touring the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam when I came upon something I was not quite prepared for.  It was the featured image of this blog post, The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer.  This is a relatively small oil on canvas (41...
Sydney Laurence and Tonal Impressionism

Sydney Laurence and Tonal Impressionism

Many times, I am not quite why I like a picture.  It seems that dropping back on the “rules” of good composition do not seem to give me justification for my likes or dislikes.  I tend to not like “trendy” landscapes, or at least the landscapes that have been trendy...