Exploring Dubrow – 2 weeks of homework for Catherine’s class

Copying a painting is a classic painting exercise; I’ve yet to try this in a museum, but for last week’s homework, I copied a digital reproduction of John Dubrow’s self-portrait – turning a 4 foot not quite square painting into an 11 inch not quite square miniature. I needed to ask “what am I copying?”  Just as a matter of scale – brush work could not be reasonable replicated. Color, value and composition were what I was after. Today I twisted the assignment trying to incorporate  the artist’s simplified shapes and to capture a certain essence, to create a self-portrait. These two paintings are about 11×13 inches, oil on canvas.

2 Responses to “Exploring Dubrow – 2 weeks of homework for Catherine’s class”


  1. 1 Cecilia Lehar October 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Yes, I see how you’re channeling Dubrov. Yours is really nice! Twas so great to see you here in NYC! See you soon xox C

    • 2 carolsartblog November 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      There are just so many things to get together to make a painting – I want to spend some time focused on painting mediums – and what each one actually does differently – time to try being methodical, maybe?


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