Thursday, October 18, 2012
Fracturing a Little Part of a Cezanne
6x6in oil on canvas panel $100.
Apples and a pear - Influenced by the Master, Cezanne.
Last year I painted a series of small areas (details) from famous paintings.
It was a way to learn and explore techniques.
The one I copied, below, is from
Still life with Fruit Dish, Apples
I remember it was hard to tell the correct colors when I was trying to copy
it because every reproduction looked different. As I painted, I discovered
it was a pear balancing on top of the apples. Crafty Cezanne was most likely
trying to see who was really looking. Most of us would fall into the trap.
If it says apples in the title then we are apt to think they are all apples.
I placed one of his jugs from another painting
behind the apples and took out the glass
so it would not be exactly the same.