Practice Painting

Mdm. Charlotte Dogne by Jacques-Louis David
(1748-1835)
Copy by Jock Dempsey, 1971
  
While studing art in high school I thought that it would be good practice to copy the work of several famous artists in the same media. The painting above is oil on canvas and was made from a badly faded print similar to the one at the left above. The colors in my copy more closely match the original (in the NY Metropolitian Museum) than the bad prints. The drawing was enlarged by hand without use of grids or projection.

Other copies included drawings by Leanardo DaVinci, a pastel by Degas and a nude by Renoir.



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