Got our assignment in the landscape group for our July pastiche - a painting by Homer Winslow:Our assignment, if we choose to take it, is to copy this painting as closely as possible. By doing this, we are to learn what he did, how he did it and maybe why he did it, too.
The first thing I did was read a bit about Homer - and need to read more. I love that he didn't start with watercolor until he was 37 and by age 40 did not go anywhere without his paints and paper :)
The second thing I did was cover the black and white version we got and put thin tracing paper over it - yes, you can use the B&W to see the values but by tracing them, you really feel where he was going and what he was doing. So this is where I am right now.