Thursday, January 19, 2012

Master Illustrator Copy part 2

My version of N.C. Wyeth's Treasure Island endpaper (detail).

In my last post, I showed my version of a J.C. Leyendecker painting. Here's my copy of a classic Wyeth image. As I painted, I determined that Wyeth must have given a slight warm tint to the canvas or possibly he was using a warmer version of black since his darks have a warmer cast than my version. 

Here again, the scale and medium used in the Wyeth piece are vastly different since my exercise was painted roughly 7" x 10" and Wyeth's is likely somewhere between 30" to 48" in width. Mine is Acryla brand gouache and Wyeth painted in oil. That said, it was very fun challenge to try to capture Wyeth's brush strokes and value arrangement.  


Brian said...

Great job Greg! You are so right about the difference in scale. I had the opportunity to see this painting, as well as all the others in the Treasure Island book a few months ago at the Brandywine Musuem and they are all SO large.

Greg Newbold said...

I love Brandywine- been there twice. The Wyeth studio is like a time capsule- like N.C. might just walk back in from lunch- so cool.