I have been quite inspired recently through numerous artcasts, and a want to improve my own art, to start doing master studies. I watched Lesson one of Noah Bradley's Art Camp where he explains master studies in a way that I have never encountered before. He describes how to do value studies and colour studies as well as a full master studies. It left me wondering who my favourite painters were... I realised I didn't have any. This has spurred me onto Google Art Project to find what artists I do connect with and de-constructing their work to find out why. I must admit I never thought it would be so much fun!
While scrolling through the Art Project galleries I stumbled upon Degas and that long missed visceral reaction flared up, I liked his works but couldn't say why. So I decided to start my master studies here with Edgar Degas, in order the paintings are Examen De Danse, Dancers and La Repetition au Foyer de la Danse. I have done Value/Compositional studies as well as small colour studies.