This is a question for those who are painting directly from still life.
How far do you setup your easel from the still life?
Mark suggests 1 1/2 meters (he actually said 4 1/2 feet) ?
That’s what I’ve been doing but I am thinking about getting closer.
Jos Van Reswick sets his easel next to the still life so it is easy to compare the painting to the setup. He also steps back and forth about ten feet during the painting process.
That process is the same that Sargent, as in John Singer Sargent, used.
I’m interested in hearing what others are doing and how they is working.