After Manet. Bar at the Folies Bergere

Bar at the Folies Bergere 2

This is excellent Dorothy, not surprising it took you a while to complete it , it a complex picture.

Well done depicting this masterpiece - you have captured the bartender's expression perfectly. I agree with you that copying or 'interpreting' the greats teaches so much, not least in new techniques.

What a smashing result for your long hours spent painting this very complex work Dorothy. You are right about learning so much from the old masters. A beautiful painting of which you should be extremely proud.

A tremendous result Dorothy. There is a lot of work involved in creating this’s wonderful.

What a difficult painting to emulate and you have achieved that perfectly.

Fabulous pastel and well done you for taking it on

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments

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Pastel 16 x 20 inch. This one has kept me going for a few weeks. It was incredibly difficult and as usual, couldn't see much of the background as per my printout so have done a bit of guesswork. Impressionism isn't my thing though I do like quite a lot of it. This one is for a present. I have to say that some folks think copying is a sort of sin and why bother. Well, having a go at trying to copy a masterpiece is a wonderful learning tool as regards style especially when my own style is more of realism.

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I have been very interested in art since I was a small child and spent many happy hours drawing and painting all through my life. It is something which I would have liked to have progressed with further but as so often happens, ordinary life took over. However, I am a creative person and from my…

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