Saturday, June 23, 2012
Reconfiguring a copy Page 2
July 16, 2011
The first day I sketched out the two major compositional elements. These are circled on the original below. As I’ve stated earlier, I use thinned oil paint for sketching. A close up of the first session developing the copy reveals my sketching method and how I reconfigure the major elements of the work.
At this time I realize the painting is progressing faster than I can post a running dialog. I have started a “History of a Copy” on my web site where I will show visual progress of the work and add comments as I can. This will free this blog for other things.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
|"Copyist World" (unfinished), Oil on canvas, 36" x 24"|
|"Pasta"1971 Oil on canvas, 59"x78"|
|"Chapel of the Holy Spirit" Oil on hardboard, 24"x 18"|
I titled my latest surrealistic painting "Copyist World" because it is a place, The National Gallery of Art, where I have been copying Master works by Renaissance artists for over 22 years.
I am hoping that this is the first of a series. At least I am excited.