Saturday, January 15, 2011

Copying the Great Masters in Art Class

Oils on canvas with brush, done in 2005.  This is a copy of one of the great masters, re-drawn via use of a projector-like thing.  This was a project for an art class on oil transparencies. 

I didn't like anything about the process, the copying of someone else's art, the laborious application of transparency over transparency; however I did like the knowledge gained about this kind of painting.  I will leave the great masters to it; it isn't for me.

Unfinished.  The color of the headcloth is teal in the original.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Love the tones and details in this one.