These were the comments that the judge for the “Spring Spectacular” exhibit at the Atlanta Artists Center said about my piece “Midsummer’s Sunset.”
Wow! Am I flattered! I had no idea that I was emulating David Hockney’s style, and yet, the more I look back at his work, the more I see it. Here’s an example:
Several years ago my daughter Jessica and I took an abstract art class together at the Callanwolde Center for Fine Arts here in Atlanta. One of the exercises we had to do was to copy a piece by a famous abstract artist. I used pastels to reproduce a piece that David Hockney did looking toward LA from the Santa Monica hills. I want to write a message on the pastel and then frame it. I used to think I’d write nostalgic comments about Southern CA, but now I think I’ll write a tribute to David Hockney and his influence on my work.
By the way, I didn’t receive a prize for “Midsummer’s Sunset,” but I did at least receive an eye-opening comment from the judge.