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Friday, April 11, 2014

Springtime Daisies {Art Journal}

shout to the lord daisies

Often I notate, “inspired by {insert artist’s name}”…but in some cases, I really should notate, “copied from…” instead.  Such is the case with this piece, not only inspired by, but virtually “copied from” Dion Dior. I am brazenly submitting this to her Friday Sketches challenge. Although I did not “watch” her create this piece, and no doubt her process was much more skilled and meticulous than was mine (after all, she does possess “the skill”), I did use her piece as a work to “copy.”

In my thinking, if I can start to learn to copy the work of others, after much practice, it may possibly lead to my being able to originate ideas for art that I love! Since I have no training, it is better to start somewhere than not to start at all! Isn’t it?

4 comments:

Glòria Vivas said...

It's beautiful. Barbara, very spring! Beautiful colors.

Puneet sidhu nee sekhon said...

your copy is very good..I actually thought it was Dion's work!

Laila said...

I love your daisies. To copy is a great thing while learning, but it's also important to credit the artist who inspired your work, which you did here. And you're right, Dion is a wonderful and skilled artist.

Susan Carol said...

I love your flowers and of course its better to start like this. Inspiration comes in many ways.