|My pale imitation of the original|
I am still struggling to find a style that will work for me, but I find I am drawn to impressionist style paintings done in bright colours (landscapes, people or still life). Artists like Mary Cassat, Sorrolla, Monet, Cezanne or Van Gogh.
Present day artists that are favourites include Mike Svob, Karin Jurick, Kari Duke, Steve Coffey, Robert genn and most recently added Angus Wilson. I have taken workshops with Mike Svob and unfortunately missed my one chance at a workshop with Robert Genn who has since passed away. I attempted a painting similar to one by Steve Coffey (past post). Below is my attempt to pull off an Angus Wilson painting. I found one of the most pleasing parts of the painting are the slightly skewed lines coming in and interrupting the painting. It seems to make the whole picture. I feel motivated to try something like that in my own style of landscape or portrait to see how that works.