Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Strenuous Hike
original is by Edgar Payne, and it was much bigger, so mine is a simplified version.
In attempting to copy this painting, I found mainly that I had to use a different brush than my normal flats/brights to get it to work, which was a huge revelation. I ended up using a round brush (Rosemary Evergreen, size 6), which I found very fun and satisfying!
So I took my round brush and did the painting up top, from one of my own reference photos that I took last summer in a spot incredibly close to Edgar Payne's scene. You can see there is less snow now. And, truth be told, I actually made up extra snow.
The lake in the copy is Ediza, and I'll be painting there this August for a week with my pals! But what I really wanted to say is - copy paintings you like (don't sell the copies)! You'll learn a TON.