Thursday, 9 December 2010

after Edward Hopper

Today's painting was another challenge one at Painting Friends,
this time, painting an Edward Hopper.



  1. FANTASTIC pat!!!I have never thought of copying before. I expect a lot can be learned from it :0)

  2. Sandra, when I went to art college, I hated copying! Now I think to myself, these fantastic artists never left instruction books, so the only way to try to paint in their style, is to paint one of their pics and see what I can learn. I learned shadows help make a painting on this one . :) xx

  3. Hi Pat,
    Beautiful picture and the way the light reflect through the window and take ones eye into the room and to the woman on the bed is just lovely. I love all the contrast between light and shadow. You have done it very well and like you said we can learn a lot from other artists by studying their work. It's the only way we can grow in our art and develop our own style.
    Well done!

  4. Thank you so much, Ansota!
    I love the contrast between light and shadow too :) xx

  5. Hi Pat,
    Its very beautiful. is that a watercolor too?

    all the best,

  6. thanks, Nensa - yes, it is watercolour too :) xx

  7. Wow, it is so beautiful, Pat! Ciao, xoxo

  8. I have a bit of resistance in relation to making copies, but I liked so much this one you did that I'm willing to do one too.Very, very well done, Pat! Now I'm going to see After John S.Sargent. xoxo

  9. Anamria - I had that resistance too!
    Then I thought, if Hopper had written a book or filmed a dvd, I would have bought it to learn his techniques. But he didn't ! So the only way I can learn how he might have painted it is to make one of his paintings myself. Then from what I learn, I can make maybe a different style of painting to my usual efforts.


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