Today’s Art (2nd February 2015)

Well, since I still wasn’t feeling very inspired, I thought that I’d attempt to paint a copy of J.M.W Turner’s famous “The Fighting Temeraire” painting from 1839.

Unfortunately, the sky in it didn’t really turn out very well – but it was still interesting to paint nonetheless. Not to mention that it was also a great excuse to practice drawing/painting reflections in water too.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"After J.M.W Turner" By C. A. Brown

“After J.M.W Turner” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (1st April 2014)

Happy April Fools’ Day everyone 🙂 In the spirit of the day, I thought that I’d paint a simplified copy/parody of William Merritt Chase’s ” ‘Keying Up’ The Court Jester”. Enjoy 🙂

"Keying Up (After Chase)" By C. A. Brown

“Keying Up (After Chase)” By C. A. Brown



As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

Today’s Art (9th February 2014)

Yes, yes! I know it’s cliched as hell, but I decided to try to paint a copy of the Mona Lisa. Well, that’s how it started anyway……

Since this watercolour pencil painting is larger than usual, it’s the only piece of art I made for today and, as expected, it’s released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Mona At Sunset" By C. A. Brown

“Mona At Sunset” By C. A. Brown

As I said earlier, “Mona At Sunset” was going to be a copy of the Mona Lisa. But, when it came to drawing and painting the background, I decided to simplify it quite a bit and – for added drama – make it a lot gloomier and more gothic than it is in the original painting.

Today’s Art (5th February 2014)

Well, for today’s drawings, I decided to test out a box of Crayola coloured pencils I got for Christmas (but hadn’t got round to using yet) and I’m quite proud of both of these pictures, even if one is a copy of part of an old Renoir painting.

As usual, these two images are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"After Renoir" By C. A. Brown

“After Renoir” By C. A. Brown

After Renoir” is a fairly stylised copy of part of Renoir’s “Dance At Le Moulin De La Galette“. One of the reasons I decided to copy this painting is because my parents have had a print of it for as long as I can remember. So, I’ve seen this painting more times than I can remember over the years.

"The Painted House" By C. A. Brown

“The Painted House” By C. A. Brown

The Painted House” was another drawing I made with these Crayola pencils and I’m seriously proud of how it turned out 🙂

Today’s Art (27th October 2013)

Since I wasn’t feeling particularly imaginative today, I decided to try to copy a couple of interesting old (and, most importantly, out of copyright) 19th century paintings I found on Wikipedia.

These paintings are “Melisande” by Marianne Stokes and (an old favourite of mine) “The Eve Of St. Agnes” by John Everett Millias.

Whilst my copy of “Melisande” turned out fairly well, my copy of “The Eve Of St. Agnes” didn’t really turn out anywhere near as well as I hoped it would. One of my major problems with these two drawings was that I didn’t really have the range of colours available that the original painters did.

These two drawings are released under a CC-BY licence.

"Melisande (copy)" By C.A.Brown (after Marianne Stokes)

“Melisande (copy)” By C.A.Brown (after Marianne Stokes)

"The Eve Of St. Agnes (copy)"  By C. A. Brown (After John Everett Millias)

“The Eve Of St. Agnes (copy)” By C. A. Brown (After John Everett Millias)