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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Practice Makes Perfect!


I recently had a discussion with an artist about doing multiple paintings from the same subject. She was telling me a story about a gallery client who questioned her about buying a painting. He wanted assurances that the artist wouldn't create another painting using the same subject!

Well, following that rule would have affected the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt and many others!

Even if the subject is the same, the painting usually isn't!

I started the painting on the right in class last week. I did another one at home using the same subject, below.


They are different paintings, for sure!


 
 
 
There are many reasons to create multiple paintings from the same subject:
  • You learn  from your mistakes on each successive painting.
  • You gain freedom to try different styles, backgrounds, etc.
  • You may begin to create a series that will attract a gallery to show your work. 
Judy