Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Copying Artists

Has anyone tried to copy an artist’s painting and then use that same technique on one of your own? This was an exercise I was required to do in one of the continuing education classes I took.

I was working in oils at the time and I wanted to try something different so I chose Frank Kupka’s Plans par Couleurs.

This painting is huge! I reduced it to a 16 x 20. It was an interesting exercise trying to determine the colours he used and his techniques just from a picture. It took a lot of work on my part but I tried something different and learned a lot in the process.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franti%C5%A1ek_Kupka
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