Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Homage to Ralph Goings: Part 2

This is the second in a series of three watercolors in which I'm drawing on the inspiration of "Photo Realist" painter Ralph Goings. As mentioned before, I've rarely succumbed to the temptation of copying other artists' paintings, although realizing this is a pretty common practice for artistic apprentices. I guess my aims here are to a) fine tune my own style, which tends toward realism; and b) see how far I can push the watercolor medium in copying works that were either oil or acrylic. I'm happy with the results, altho' perhaps not as enamored with the more narrowly defined palette (compared with Homage #1). Enjoy! Just click on the image for a larger version.


Hepzibah The Watchman said...

Just Beautiful!

One Wink at a Time said...

Brian, you are amazing. These (#1 & #2) are both wonderful!

Tish said...

Absolutely beautiful! I like this one better than Part 3. I love the angle on the pepper shaker, and those few grains of pepper scattered on the table! Great job!