Friday, March 28, 2008

Illustration Friday - Homage


As I learn more and more about art, I am trying to copy as many paintings as I can. Here is a try at copying one of Hopper's work. What seemed simple...was NOT.

13 comments:

studio lolo said...

This is wonderful Mim! And I love that you did it in grey tones. He's one of my favorite painters.

Diana Evans said...

great work...keep up the great work...learning more and more about art is wonderful...

caseytoussaint said...

Yay - I can comment again. for some reason the last couple of times I just couldn't get comments to come up!

This was a great idea - things are never as simple as they seem on the surface. I can see from all the different values that you've really looked hard at this. Still, you captured that calm stillness that Hopper creates.

Fern said...

KAPOW! There's an interesting timeless state thatI fall into when I try and copy a master...did you feel anything?

murphy girl said...

beautiful strong shadow

Mim said...

thanks all, and fern - I felt nothing but awe at this guys talent for making a very complicated setting look extremly simple.

Debra Kay said...

Simplicity is often the most difficult thing to attain. You can't achieve it, because you lose it in the trying-it must just happen. Looks like you got it right my friend!

Teri C said...

It is a wonderful way to pay homage@ And so interesting too.

Forever Young said...

simple or not, this is spectacular.

Lynn said...

Makes me want to draw more of my own photographs. Those doorways at Fort Point forinstance, this reminds me of them. This study is very well done.

Sarah said...

I once read a quote - 'making things complicated is easy - making them simple is very hard indeed', can't remember who said it, anyway you made a very good job of this.

van dyke said...

You are doing well. It's a good way to learn; by copying the work of others. You discover so much in the work by the process of imitation. Wonderful way to expand your body of knowledge.

ksklein said...

wow. this one is great. i love the grey tones and hopper too.
i remember when i had to copy a picasso´s woman portrait and it looked so easy, but took me days and brought me to appreciate his art.