Thursday, May 08, 2008

copies

A copy of a Kevin McPherson landscape and a copy of a Calvin Liang marine painting. Trying to learn their shorthand.



6 comments:

marcobucci said...

Great work man. Especially like the one just below this. You gotta bring one of these in one week. I'd love to see them in person.

william wray said...

copies are a good exersise, I need to do more.

rob ijbema said...

busy and simple
still a bit of your style ther Michael,those white reflections are as yummie as butter on toast

i used to copy Monet and Rembrandt
all i learned was how to copy a Monet and Rembrandt,hehe

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Marco.. Liang rocks. I'll have to check out that book you have of his.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill, I used to think copies were useless to do as an excercise. The way I try to do them now is to not make the copy exact, but look at it for broader things like value,colour,comp, and then try to think the painting on my own.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Rob, that's a good thing if my style is creeping in on the copies.