"Study the Greats" (STG) is a longer-term series that I am working on in between other stuff. The main objective is to learn as much as possible. One of the secondary objectives is to let all the good stuff I learn, both consciously and subconsciously, inform my original paintings. I can see that start to happen.
Here are a few of the oil painting studies I've worked on:
Here are a few of my original paintings:
Some might express concern about being marginalized as derivative. I say this is likely anyway and why not learn from those who came before. Especially those who did so with excellence.
Hope you and yours are well.
Stay safe and be well, Tom