Monet was on to something when he did so any studies/paintings of the same scene. Each time you paint something, you learn something new. Each painting is different. The lighting can be different. Colors can be different. Sometimes I have my art students all do the same painting. They are always amazed at the differences in style as if we all painted totally different things. Of course, when I paint the same scene over and over, my style is pretty much the same, but you can see some differences. Watercolor is especially fun, because the medium itself works differently every time. It is fun to experiment with the watercolor. I photographed these two paintings together so you could examine them without having to go from one photo to the other. It just makes it easier to compare the two. They are alike, yet different. Which do you prefer?
I also did a little sketch of one of my young art students while at camp. She was sitting with her head back which gave her a rather full jaw and neck. She is a lovely young lady and was very sweet and patient to pose for me. A friend of mine also sketched this portrait, and probably did a better job. Too bad that I don't have a copy of her sketch to compare to mine. When I photographed the sketch, it was difficult to see. I "enhanced" it with the color in order to see the lines better.
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