Saturday, September 19, 2009

Copy of painting























I think that copying another artists work provides an important variety of learning processes. For me, it was integral part of my learning how to paint on so many levels. I found that the process of copying did not change my style, it simply enhanced it. Once I got past the moral notion of copy, I was able to learn more about paint and painting than ever before.

Little techniques that I was able to pick up...

I believe that the paintings that I want to copy, are already part of my aesthetic understanding, insofar as the way it speaks to me and how I see the things I see.

I wish I could remember the painter of this piece... alas this was done in 2001 and my memory does not extend to that distance actively. That said, I still use the notions I learned by way of making this painting in my current process.





7 comments:

wolfBoy said...

probably either lawren harris (sr.) or franklin carmichael.

nice copy, though.

Ludolf Grollé said...

Lake Wabagishik by Franklin Carmichael I think!. "L"

Very nice.

cara said...

thanks for that explanation. I really enjoy it when artists talk about their process and how they learn.

great painting

wolfBoy said...

p.s. my former writing prof, the fabulous catherine hunter, always said: shamelessly rip off whatever writers you like, and if you do it long enough, and dilligently enough, you *learn* how to write through that, and then eventually, your own style and voice will emerge.

wolfBoy said...

p.s. i'm paraphrasing.

D.Macri said...

Very nice. I'm excited to give it a try myself. I sort of can't believe I never did it before. There was no high school or univ. assignment like this?!

jc said...

I remember getting an assignment to copy a renaissance drawing in art history class. That was lots of f un and a great learning experience.

nice job here.