Famous Painters and How to Paint Like the Masters Kerrie Allred-Pirkle November 8, 2010
Expand your Painting Knowledge Study the work of a famous painter Choose a work that you are interested in duplicating Study the methods, palette and technique of the chosen artist
Painting in the style of the Masters There are two classic styles associated with the Masters, sfumato and chiaroscuro. Find out what the difference is and use them in your paintings.
Sfumato refers to the subtle use of tone used to obscure sharp edges and to create a synergy between lights and shadows in painting. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is probably the best known example of sfumato.
Chiaroscuro literally, “light-dark” a technique used to create dramatic contrasts. The focus of the painting is illuminated, as if in spotlight, while the surrounding area is dark and somber Rembrandt was the master of chiaroscuro as seen in “St. Peter in Prison”.
An example of painting like a master. Monet Painting: Step by Step
Objectives Critical analysis Technique Greater Understanding of color Problem solving
The practice of copying masterpieces has been a foundation of art education for a long time.
Select realistic expectations… Mastery is not achieved overnight!