(03) Learning from the masters

Experimenting with Turner

#learningfromthemasters – exploring techniques

Picasso is reported to have said that good artists borrow from other artists and great artists steal. You can certainly see Picasso putting this into practice in some of his paintings.

 Artists throughout history have learnt their trade by meticulously copying the great painters under the critical eye of their masters. This is not something I would have excelled at as I find it very difficult to copy, but I do like to explore techniques based on other artists’ work – this does not make me a great artist.

Disused Lighthouse
Experimenting with watercolour [Cat: 9999, Disused Lighthouse, 5 x 7″ / 13 x 18 cm, Watercolour on board, 2008]