Learning from the masters…

I recently participated in an ATC trade. The theme of the trade was to  learn from some of the great artists. It was interesting. I learned many things, mostly that I prefer to do my own paintings!

This one is based on Cezanne’s self-portrait. Acrylic, 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

This is based on a Monet. Acrylic, 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

These two are pencil sketches based on Waterhouse’s sketches. Pencil. 2.5 by 3.5 inches

I’ll be adding some works in progress posts soon, as well as some tips and advice on painting.  As always any critiques or comments are welcome.

3 thoughts on “Learning from the masters…

  1. I think there are things that can be learned by emulating master work, but I am like you. I’d rather take my own journey. I fone views art as a discipline, fine. I rather like to think of it as a personal journey of growth and expression.
    All the same, nice ATCs.

  2. Paintings based on master works of art equals, in my mind, a great way to learn.

    For writers, I’ve heard copying well crafted sentences can have a similar impact.

    Beautiful work.

    We’ll be recreating a master work next weekend at a chalk festival. Really, I never considered copying masters until I got involved with street painting. I have to warn you, though: it’s addictive.

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