Create art based on a photograph
Reveals how he approaches his photo studies to create abstract and realistic art
his is one of the many photo studies I’ve carried out, but the difference with this one for me is that it’s a colour practice. In my previous exercises I’ve tended to err on the side of photorealism. However, this time I wondered if I could integrate both realistic and abstract elements into an image of mine.
Completing this painting took me several attempts. It was a new approach for me, and as a result it’s changed the way that I look at and think about my previous photo studies.
I enjoy the work of Gustav Klimt and John Singer Sargent. Indeed, I’ve learned a lot from the brilliant artists of that era, as well as today’s many great artists. Now, as many new forms of art emerge, it makes my life even more creative. And it gives me great pleasure to be able to be part of the burgeoning art community.
I always enjoy producing art pieces during my free time, compared to commissioned art assignments and their accompanying deadlines. It’s a much more relaxing way of drawing for me.