Thank you for joining us as we explore a variety of still life paintings, drawings, and artists and as we share our progress as we learn to create our own still life art pieces.
Many of you are already participating in the Muse Studio Facebook group and have already been a part of one of our collaborative projects. For those that have participated, I think it is safe to say we have all learned an incredible amount from each other but have also had quite a bit of fun at the same time. The Muse Studio study hall is what we see as the next step in the collaborative process.
When it comes to art, we are all taught that copying artists is wrong and that we should all strive to share our own unique expression and not copy what somebody else is done. Of course, copying other artists works and then trying to pass it off as your own is wrong, in fact it is called forgery. We agree, it is wrong and that is the furthest thing from our goal here.
We learn and grow in part by copying others. That’s not a bad thing. What is bad is trying to pass off someone else’s work as your own. Our goal here is to study the work of other artists, especially the masters, to study their techniques and then to apply them in our own unique way.
Because this particular study group is related to the subject of still life, we will accomplish this by either using our own still life objects to draw/paint/collage or by using one of the public domain photographs in the Elusive Muse Library. We will then study the work of other artists and apply their techniques to our own unique subject.
As we complete our pieces we will share them here and on the Facebook group; comment on what we liked or didn’t like, what was easier than we thought, what frustrated us and of course what we learned.
If you would like to join us but are not yet a member of our facebook group, click one of the links below to join us.