|Painting by William Wendt|
The image above is a painting by William Wendt who I recently discovered and enjoy a lot of his work. I don't have much to say about it but I do like the way the light plays through it, and the way my eye moves through it. Anyways, throughout my schooling I don't ever remember being encouraged to copy the master's work or any good artist's work for improvement. I can understand why though, especially for a beginner just jumping into art for the first time. It may encourage plagiarism, shows no creativity, blah blah, etc. But for someone looking to increase their skills with mixing color, brushwork, edges and many other subtleties, I think this can be a great exercise.