Hi there, so cool to be part of the Level Up thing now it's great! I know I might not have the skills yet to really get these studies right but I needed something to get me going. I've been drawing/painting and taking it serious since 2 1/2 months now but after I improved a little bit I fell in a hole.. I think to have the assignments now will help me to keep painting all day long without to much doubt of 'making it' in the end.
So I picked a painting of Vasily Polenov for my first master study and spent one hour on the study.
I liked the Rhythms of the dark grass on the ground and how it's showing the environments character.
The variety is in the stones, there is repitition with the cloumns, the primary emphasis is on the ancient building and on the right side of the painting we have lots of economy going on, there is pretty much no detail there. After studying it I was only missing the balance in this piece... it's very unsymmetrical and there is architecture and rocks on the left but not much on the left side of the painting to balance this out.