Overlapping painting and photography

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Winslow Homer (1836–1910), Eight Bells, 1886, oil on canvas, Credit: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA / Art Resource, N.Y.

While painting and photography are different arts, they can and do overlap at times. Paintings can look like photographs and photos can be processed to look like paintings. And classic paintings by the old masters are often used to teach photographers, as well as new painters, how to compose an image and even how to light a scene. There are also times when painters will…

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Can you keep a secret?

Bob Jackson is probably working in his 204 State Street studio even though the lights are out and it looks like no one is in there. Jackson chose this prime location, not to draw passersby inside but because of the room’s high ceilings and natural northern light—manna to painters who work on large canvases. The studio is neat and tidy with his signature soda crates…

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Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Coco Coco and her pups lived in squalor until they were rescued by officers at a partner shelter. She and the eight other adult dogs on the property were chained to trees or cinder blocks with no edible food and fetid water. Her babies were living in a grocery…

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