Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Master copies

A couple of master copies in watercolor, both 24x17cm.

After J.S.Sargent
After Joseph Zbukvic


Ian said...

Interesting. I notice you've removed the dark figure from the bottom foreground of the Zbukvic, as well as the man in the red jacket, which totally changes the focus of the painting from the people to the buildings. Was that deliberate?

Arto Isotalo said...

It wasn't planned. I analyzed how Joseph might have painted the picture and tried my best to achieve a similar result. I didn't try to get all the people in exact same positions, just the general feeling. As Joe teaches: "Painting precise locations is irrelevant; simply keep the character." :)

Erik said...


Arto Isotalo said...

Thank you Erik.