Thursday, August 23, 2012

Practice Copy

I just inherited a few old instructional painting books from my dear grandfather who just recently passed away.  On a whim, I decided to do a quick copy of one of the paintings from a book by Claude Parsons for practice.  It's very helpful to study another artist's methods and techniques, their color pallets and design sense.  It really helps you get out of a rut.  This copy turned out pretty cool so I thought I'd post it.  I used photoshop to paint it cause it's quick and easy and mess free, the original, however, was painted in oil.

Using a similar color pallet, composition and technique, I created my own painting from some fake roses I also happened to inherit from my grandfather.  The second painting is obviously inspired by the first.

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