Thursday, 3 January 2013

Painting No. 28 - A Day in June (after Isaac Levitan)

Oil on Canvas 12" x 16"

This is a copy of a painting by the brilliant Russian landscape artist Isaac Levitan.  I came across it on Facebook posted by the wonderful Representational Painting page.  It was painted in 1895 and struck me as the kind of style I'd like to achieve, a sort of detailed impressionism, so I had a go at copying it.  I found it fairly simple although I struggled with getting the foreground to match.  Overall though I'm very pleased with it and aim to try the same style on some original stuff.

Judge for yourself, here's the original:

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