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2019 Challenge

This year I have

challenged myself to 

paint 1 painting

per week in the 

style of one of the 

historical Top 100

artists.  I am trying to 

use the techniques, medium and colours that they used but the goal is to refrain from copying them.  The time restriction of 1 week puts limitations on the oil painting and those artists who produced very detailed works

1 week - 1 artist

Quiet Beauty

Acrylic on Canvas

Week 1 - Picasso (1881- 1973)

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

Man with dog

Week 3 - Giotto di Bondone (1226-1337)

"The human heart is a frail craft on which we wish to reach the stars."

The sincere friends of this world are as ship's lights in the stormiest of nights."

Mother Theresa in Calcutta

Week 2 - Cezanne (1839-1906)

"Art is a harmony parallel with nature."

"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realising one's sensations."

Secombe's Island, Nova Scotia

Week 4 - JMW Turner (1775-1851)

"My business is to paint what I see, not what I know is there."

"It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create"

Summer and Winter in Nova Scotia

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