Friday, December 14, 2012

All art is copying

"All art is copying" is an alleged quote by Picasso and we all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

painting by Sally Kelly
I was so flattered to see my friend, Sally Kelly's interpretation of my art. I love dreamy swirls.

It dawned on me that I had been doing my own copying although I prefer to call "inspired work". :)

"In the future" by Kerry Steele
This new painting of mine was part of taking a break from a rather large commission. It was inspired by this Wolf Kahn painting on Day 1 of my Virtual Show House

Wolf Kahn

Loi Thai conceived the brilliant design and I was in love with all of it but the quick tidy brushstrokes of the painting stuck with me and it is a technique that I like to use.

"Boxwood Garden" by Kerry Steele
I think I'll keep it up.

7 comments:

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Yes, so true!
And BTW the piece is fabulous!
I must add that Loi from Tone on Tone is one of the most talented Designers I have seen!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I LOVE this new look!

Lenny Lianne said...

Your painting "In the Future" reminds
me of Vincent van Gogh's "Irises".
In his painting, the irises are dark blue
except for one white one.
"In the Future" is probably my favorite of yours.

My Crafty Home Life said...

That is so funny, when I saw the first piece...I thought it was you.

sally kelly said...

Thanks Kerry for showing my 'Ode' to you!!! Sally x

Karen Albert said...

Kerry I think it is great to experiment and stretch ones abilities so to speak.

O hand I am getting ready to read The Art Forger!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series ( I think you will enjoy!)

Fashion-isha said...

I just had to teach this to my 11 year old. She made a wonderful drawing and when I complimented her she said she just copied something. I told her that's what art is...her own interpretation of something else!
xo
Sharon