Monday, March 03, 2008

Hopper copy - Cold Storage Plant

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14 x 20 in  -  35 x 51 cm     Watercolor     I see copying the work of a master as a good way to learn. You get to see an study a good strong composition. You get to ask all sorts of questions, such as, what colors did the artist use? In which order were they placed on the paper?

Hopper's original is half as big again as my copy. It has a height of 22 inches compared to my 14. I am pleased with the end result. Hopper is one of the easiest of the masters to copy, that is, as long as you avoid the very few of his watercolors that contain figures. This must be one of the easiest as it has few curves and very little of the building detail that he does so well.

Hopper's original.

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