Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Some art for a change

As a self-taught artist one of the exercises I laboured over was copying. As Goldie is my favourite I chose one of his masterpieces to copy. Knowing more now than I did then, I paid no attention to the support and used a standard piece of uncoated canvas board. Goldie however coated his mounts with lead white which would conceal the texture of the canvas and produced a more fluid and flowing surface. A method I now favour.

Here is the original;

Ena Te Papatahi, a Chieftainess of the Ngapuhi Tribe, 1902

And my humble attempt....


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Anonymous said...

Step aside Karl Sim!


Peter Cresswell said...

By George, I think you've captured it. :-)