Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ron Straka's Class

At Rockport Art Association's Ron Straka's Class we were asked to do a copy of a work of an artist that we liked, and I chose to do one of Patrick Matthews' works that I saw in Santa Fe, NM. I enjoyed the process of making this "after" painting. His is very large, probably 4x8' but mine is 2x4'. Putting them side by side here is the first time I have been able to see the comparison, although the photo of mine is probably off-color a bit. I love his colors.

Photo vs Painting

The first picture above is the painting of the photo of the palm tree on the right. The painting is a 6x8" oil on canvas on gatorboard, and the photo is matted and framed 18x24" and called "Reproduction". The photo of the painting doesn't show the vibrancy of the paint colors very well, sorry. The tree is located in Punta Gorda, Florida on Fisherman's Whaf.