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MY COPIES OF FAMOUS PAINTINGS

Below is a copy of Claude Monet's "Le Parc Monceau" that I painted using a reproduction as reference:
(oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, varnished)

I also copied Van Gogh's "Fritillaires couronne impériale dans un vase en cuivre" using a reproduction as reference:


(oil on canvas, 40 x 33 cm, varnished)

Below is my nearly finished copy of Van Gogh's "Wheatfield with crows" that I am painting using notes taken at the museum in Amsterdam and a reproduction:


(oil on canvas, 50 x 100 cm)

This is the Sisley ("Le Pont de Moret") that I copied "on location" at the Musée d'Orsay:


(oil on canvas, 59 x 73 cm, varnished)


Another Van Gogh "Le café de nuit" is currently on my easel. I am copying the painting from a poster (the original is at Yale University):

(oil on canvas, 70 x 89.5 cm)


I copied Cezanne's "Paysage au toit rouge" at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris:

(oil on canvas, 64.5 x 54 cm, varnished)
Private collection, France


I painted this copy of Pissarro's "Paysage à Chaponval" using some notes I took at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and a poster as reference material:

(oil on masonite panel, 61 x 62.5cm, varnished)

Based on a reproduction in an art book, my copy of Monet's "Jardin en fleurs":

(oil on cavas, 46x38cm)

Also using a reproduction, my copy of Sisley's "Le Pont de Villeneuve La Garenne":

(oil on canvas, 28x35cm)

Below are four more copies I painted at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris:

Copy of Cézanne's "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe":


(oil on canvas, 30x40cm)

Copy of Monet's "Argenteuil":


(oil on canvas)
Private collection, Boston

Copy of Cézanne's "Pommes et biscuits":

(oil on canvas)
Private collection, Paris

My copy of "Femme à la Mandoline" by Matisse:

(oil on canvas, 55x46cm)


Detail of the De la Tour I copied at the Louvre ("Le Tricheur à l'as de carreau"):


(oil on huge canvas)
Private collection, Colming



For further information on some of these copies, see my blog post: April 2011


3 comments:

  1. Great copies!! Congratulations!
    I like make copies of the great masters too.
    I love your work.
    :o)

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  2. I love your copies, Catherine!
    That is something I always wanted to try. Where do you find your reference photos?

    Thanks for stopping-by my site and Happy New Year to you.

    Take care.
    Kim

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    1. Hi Kim,
      Thanks too for visiting. I loved painting copies – very time consuming but you learn a lot and wind up with a museum on your walls! When using photos, I usually compared them to the original (lived in Paris at the time). I never found one where the colors were totally accurate. Maybe nowadays the Google art project would help – at least for close-ups of the brushwork.
      All the best,
      Catherine

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