Cre­ate art based on a pho­to­graph

Re­veals how he ap­proaches his photo stud­ies to cre­ate ab­stract and re­al­is­tic art

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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.

TMarch 2015

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