Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New again

Seeing the wonderful paintings that Carmen and Carol did for CFAI Juried Show inspired me to look through my photos and see what I might have that I haven't seen for awhile. Something to inspire me and get those creative juices flowing again.
While I was looking through my photos of New England, No. Carolina, the beach etc. I came across some photos I took of an Old Masters Show we had done. There right before me was my painting of "Tahitian Women Bathing" after Gauguin and "Starry Night" after Van Gogh. It was such a kick to see these and remember how much fun we had doing the "Old Masters" but also how difficult it was to imitate a great painters style. Even though we were painting freehand it was almost like painting by numbers because all of the colors and parameters were laid out for you. You had to be very exacting.

Tahitian Women Bathing  Paul Gauguin

Starry Night  Vincent Van Gogh


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