Gary Long Studies

As I might have mentioned before after finishing assignment one I found it a real chore to knuckle down to coursework two. In the end I opted to take a few weeks away from it. This has helped as now I have returned to the course work I’m back in the flow and enjoying it again. The weeks I spent ignoring the course I didi a bit of painting. Here are the results. They are studies of the Cornwall based artist Gary Long who I greatly admire. His style iv very lose but his seemingly natural knack of balancing colour absolutely perfectly every time. This and the energy of his strokes makes the paintings sing. I wanted to copy a few as I find this is the best way to understand an artist process. I chose some of his wave paintings as I love these. I have never seen any one else work capture the raw energy of a wave so well as Long dose. All done in what looks like limited strokes that makes it appear easy. It’s not!

I am really hoping it is not illegal to copy some ones work for personal use?! People copy peoples work al the time in order to study it. I’m hoping it’s ok to do it with an artist that is living!!

I have just read on a well known QU & A web site it is ok to post copies of other artist work on your blog as long as you credit them .I hope this is right.

I would also like to stress these copies are not exact replicas.. Just me trying to get inside the process.

underwave1scape1cape2wave21wave23

  • Oil paint colours used:
  • Titanium White
  • Zink White
  • French Ultramarine
  • Phthalo Turquoise
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadium Yellow pale
  • A3 canvas paper cut into relevant sizes.

One thing I noticed from these studies. Right from the under painting they work. The shapes and the colours look good.

They where so much fun to do. I really admire this guys style.

Advertisements

About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Oil and Pen

Paintings, Writings, and Life After College

anna warren portfolio

looking for beauty in the small things

The Scratchboard Comic Project

an ongoing comic project by Karin Gafvelin

Violet's Veg*n e-Comics

Virtual Vegan Comics for Children

Wayne Burrows

Blog and website of Wayne Burrows

Garth Bayley Artist

Musings of a working artist

surface & surface

Art & Design Choice Cuts

Yeshua's Child Art

Art that Expresses the Heart

Amy Walsh-Harris

Thoughts on my work.

drawthepublic

illustrator Russell Jackson

odsanfineart

Beautiful oil paintings to light up your life

alison512480

My Learning Log - Drawing 1

OCA Ektah Maha

my oca art work and assignment

The Weekly Muse by Susan Martin Spar

Paintings by Fine Artist Susan Martin Spar

Leanne Thomas Paintings

Creativity, Inspiration, Thoughts

Alexa Cox Studio

#art #painting #drawing #pages #energy #movement #emerging #disappearing #potential

isbrytare

Your flesh is my convenience

Lucy Duke

watercolour pastel artist

Book Press Printing

OCA Printmaking 1 Learning Log

OCA Painting 1 Learning Log

An online learning log for OCA Painting 1 - The Practice of Painting

animalartresource

Just another WordPress.com site

Arlene Sharp: OCA Painting 1: Practice of Painting

Open College of the Arts Learning Log Student no. 509550

ralfking

My search for creativity

Alexandra Gallagher

A scrapbook of things I like, my work and everything else

BUSY BRUSH CAFE

a self-taught artist discusses acrylic painting, photoshop and the creative process.

London Drawing

London Drawing: Drawing Performance Creativity

%d bloggers like this: