I’ve been doing a few paintings of green over the
weekend; it must be all that nice weather giving us different tones to contend
with. Sticking with that theme I was painting to learn in the style of Corot, albeit with acrylics instead of his oils.
to learn, or in the style of others is not an exercise in copying an exact
replica (I think that’s called forgery), but an attempt to interpret the
essence and learn from that.
I love this simple little study, it has the economic
brushwork and a rendering of light I want to aim for in my own plein air work.
I've decided to spend the next year getting to know watercolour as it's a medium I've had very little experience of so what better way to get acquainted. I spent a year doing acrylic paintings of Liverpool, and a year doing oil still life, so time to give watercolour a bash and study the work of the masters like Sargent.