Well I’ve found out that I can’t turn into a professional painter, with 30 years of experience, after copying just one of his paintings!
It’s really difficult to think how to take his methods and style on to another subject. I used the previous location in Venice and changed the angle and composition slightly. I tried to apply his style of painting to the familiar scene but nothing worked first time. This leads to a muddy result. I felt like giving up so many times but pressed on.
It’s very different from my usual style and I’ve learnt a lot but I think I need another 29 years to get it right.
I’m off to Venice tomorrow and will be sketching and roaming around looking for more inspiration.
I’ve just found out that Zbukvic has painted this very scene and it will be interesting to see what his version looks like!!