Sunday, August 12, 2007

William Wendt

Painted 8-04-07. This is a copy of a painting by William Wendt, a famous California Impressionist. This was in a magazine, and it was a little on the green side, so my painting came out greener than the original. When I was done, my teacher told me that the background hills did not recede back into the distance, so she showed me a trick. She mixed some pale sky blue, and filled the brush. Then she wiped the brush so there was barely any paint left in it. Then I smudged this over the mountains, and it seemed to put a haze of atmosphere in front of the mountains, without obscuring my brush stokes. She said this technique is called “dry brush”. I am happy with this painting, but I want to work from photos now.