Friday, June 29, 2012

PPF and the Wright Brain e-Course...

What an assignment...to take a piece done by a master and recreate it as if the master had been influenced by another artist's style....hummmmmm....way outside my comfort zone!  Lisa had chosen as an example Vermeer's "girl with a pearl earring".  I won't give her lesson away but seriously - in the past I would have picked a floral by Van Gogh and done something BUT with new found vision and courage...I did Vermeer!  I decided to create this piece with the influence of an artist friend who's work I find fasinating, Mark Doepker.  He currently lives in Charlotte, N.C. and his work is in galleries around town.  So this is my Vermeer influenced by Doepker:


my Doepker-ized Vermeer

Here are a couple pieces of Mark's:


You can see more of his work on his flicker site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdoepker/Mark Doepker


www.flickr.com

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I know for a fact that I would not have tried this if not for the last few months of taking Lisa's class and Natasha May's Cotton Candy Girl class.  I am amazed at how Lisa's class has given me new vision and has changed my thought process!  Natasha's class has given me courage to do faces!!!!  Thank you ladies' !!!!

Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting paint party Friday's and I can't wait to check out all the artists this week!

cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

19 comments:

NatashaMay said...

You are so lovely! :) And I'm happy for you that you've found your art way. Love these paintings!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation ~ very well done and loving your son's art style as well ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Susan said...

She is spectacular! Love your style. Happy PPF

EVA said...

What a tricky assignment!

Great job! Lovely version you created.

Jez said...

This really is fantastic, and such an interesting image in its own right. Thank you for introducing me to Mark Doepker. I've always loved putting lines around things and been told by art tutors that real life doesn't have lines around! The bike is good, but his face picture really sings. Agree with you about Lisa's course - made me do different things and linked me up with nice people like you.

Netty said...

Thank you for all the fab information and loving the paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

I love your take on this as inspired by your friend's work - you've really captured his style!

WrightStuff said...

I didn't realise he was a friend of yours - that's really cool. Tell him I love his work!! Did you show him what you did?

So happy that you're enjoying the course so much and opening up to trying new things.

Keep up the great work :)

Karen Smithey said...

I love it! It always feels so good to break free of our own fears and try something outside the comfort zone!

Siggadisart said...

Beautiful painting of the girl with the pearl earrings..

Christine said...

lovely portrait, brave to tackle this one!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I think I like your Vermeer better than the real deal... so glad you are getting so much from Lisa's course...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your interpretation of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl earring and the way you modernized it! Fabulous!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Alicia C said...

WOW - INCREDIBLY challenging assignment! vermeer indeed.... you pulled it off wonderfully

Ayala Art said...

She is so contemporary! Love the way this painting turned out, and your friends style, great job!

Ginny said...

I love your girl. Lisa's class has really opened lots of new doors and ways to look at art.

Giggles said...

Good job!! Wish I was as brave...working on it this weekend!!

Hugs Giggles

minnemie said...

I love your take on this. SO well done!

JKW said...

I am in love with the interpretations. . . . how wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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