Received an e-mail from a friend who posed this question "How do we decide" this is in regards to selecting who to take lessons from, what style artist do we prefer and want to try and emulate. I told her to look around her home and she would know what style paintings she would would like hanging on her walls. Study and practice artist works that you love. Paint everyday with that artists guidance and her own style would spring forth. You need many brush stroke miles for that to happen. For the last 2 years I have filled my computer with lessons from artists classes and lessons on line to learn the basics. I've filled my home with enough artist supplies to open a supply store. Spent hundreds of hours researching reading theory and techniques on the Internet and have them bookmarked. I own the very best books.
What I do not have is brush hours! Today I made a decision to begin putting bush miles on canvas.
Here are Richards paintings beginning 2002 through today. http://www.newzealandartist.com/index.htm I need to look no further. Since I love Richards style I will try to copy his paintings. And I will do this every day.
Smiles to everyone, dor