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The Copy and Learn Challenge
posted by Carol Marine on Friday Mar 1, 2019
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I believe that we can learn a lot through copying the work of those we admire. You can look at something all day long, and enjoy it, sure, but when you actually try to reproduce it, stroke by stroke, you finally grasp just HOW they did it. You find yourself asking questions like: what kind of brush did they use to make that mark?; and, what did they do first, next, etc.? It forces it you to step out of your own box and experiment in ways you would have never thought of.

Unfortunately when we copy our contemporaries, we generally can't sell that work. You may then feel that it is a waste of time, but it isn't, I promise! The things you learn will be well worth the effort!

Your challenge this month then is to copy a painting (or more) by an artist you admire. If you would rather reserve the right to sell the painting afterwards, you must make sure the original is in the public domain. Here's a site I found that helps you look for work that is copyright free. The image I used, by Van Gogh, falls into this category.

Our challenge next month will take this concept one step further...stay tuned. Until then, happy painting!

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