Saturday, December 21, 2013

Homage to Homer


Winslow Homer, that is.

There's a lot to be learned from studying paintings by masters, and even more to be learned from trying to duplicate them.  This is my take on Winslow Homer's painting, Banana Trees, Nassau.  My aim was not to make an exact copy, but to learn some of his techniques by coming relatively close.

His style is very different from my own, which made for a good exercise.  Here's the original so you can compare:

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