by Brenda Kennedy
One of the things I have done when no ideas for painting are evident, is to copy other artists’ work. It hasn’t been easy for me to paint these past few months so I turned to a book of Tom Thompson’s landscapes.
What I learned is that it was almost impossible to paint like the artist I was copying. How hard it was to emulate his brush strokes. And to see what he saw.
It was an interesting exercise. [Ed note: these were copied for learning/practice purposes and are not for sale.]
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Nicely done. I would have liked to see your images compared to photos of the originals.
I have done this myself if only to try a different style of painting other than my own which is realism. The artist I chose at the time was Van Gogh. Looking at your paintings I see some remnants of realism in some of them as in the clouds of the top right painting compared to the ones below. It is always good to step away and try something different. Thanks for sharing Brenda!
That is an interesting and productive thing to do, Brenda. Copying from the masters always inspires us, teaches us something and helps us to grow as artists. Well done!
So nice to see your work again Brenda, nicely done. I love the clouds!
That is something I haven’t tried yet, but you inspire me! A great exercise, I’m sure! And the results are very nice!