Wednesday, January 28, 2009
the masters challenge.
Ok well on the draw and paint website in the oil group the challenge was to imitate a picture of the masters. In researching I came across Gustave Caillebotte. I have to say I was quite impressed with this painter. I choose this image. It is a challenge as 200 years have passed and we dont have the same pigments as they did. Of course it is safer to be a painter now as the pigments are more safe....I think. At any rate trying to not only reproduce the picture but the hues was a big challenge. Well I am partially done. It has been a learning experience so far. And I have had fun. I know when I started painting the instructor had us paint from pictures. I did get to the point of painting from my own pictures, but copying a master what fun. I will have to research this painter and get some ideas on his technique and the colors he used