Sunday, 6 April 2014

Spring flowers

Well Spring is definitely here, -- its raining again. I am quite taken with the work of Victorian artists in general. They are often ignored or looked down on by current critics. They are hugel underated in my opinioin. They were immersed in their work learning the trade before setting out on their own. The Royal Academy set the standard and even artists who didn't make it there were often apprenticed at an early age, copying works, mixing paints and colouring lesser parts of the "master's" works until trusted to do whole works. They were technically proficient.

Anyway I did the painting above and it is really in the style of many Victorian still life artists such as the Clare Brothers who specialised in these subjects.

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