Lesson: Memory vs. Photo

I had some acrylics left over from my class so I thought I’d use them to practice what I learned in my last painting class. The messages from class: form makes a strong painting, value is important in the “reading” of the painting, and finally, a photo can be somewhat of a tyrant. It is nice to depart from the photo. It is somewhat of a revelation (at least for me) that this is what allows for interpretation.

This was only roughly drawn from a photo. Using what I learned in class, I did a quick value study and used the study as the basis for the painting. I like the painting because it is mostly drawn from memory, and painting it helped me remember this sweet dog.

2 thoughts on “Lesson: Memory vs. Photo

  1. whopaints July 16, 2020 / 11:54 am

    Nice Nancy!!!

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  2. naz July 16, 2020 / 9:44 pm

    Thanks, Wendilee! Your opinion is important! Will keep practicing.

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