Updated: Mar 8
Thought I'd attend a life drawing class, as I hadn't done one in a while, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The poses were short 2-5 minutes, and working at speed I felt that I managed to my expectations.
I'm a big fan of Turner's work, often trying to emulate some of his techniques in my work, so I knew that to copy one of his paintings in his very singular style was going to be a challenge. What I hadn't expected, again as I found in the Mona Lisa, was the amount of intricate detail that holds the piece together. It's a huge step up in technical application compared to the Vermeer for example.
This practice has really cemented my ideas on my own paintings, and I feel I have a lot in common with Turner's style - The strong colours and sense of light, combined with details that contextualise the 'looser' parts of the painting.
Acrylic on A3 card
Updated: May 1, 2021
This painting uses the same colours and roughly similar quantities to another painting. I was intrigued to find out how it would work in a landscape context, given that the colours should work no matter what.
As you can see, it does work, and gives me more fuel for thinking about my own work.
Acrylic on A3 card.