Kevin Red Star. David Yarrow

From a Study to a Finished Piece

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We’ve all heard it said that practice makes perfect. This truth is visibly evident in the world of an artist. The more an artist experiments, the more they explore, hone and perfect their skill. How do you, the art lover, benefit from this? Most artists sketch or paint smaller studies that they later use to create the same or similar piece on a larger scale. Some artists make these studies available for acquisition. This lets you observe the artist’s process and share the excitement of discovery. It also opens the opportunity to add these to your collections, where both the study and the final work can be displayed together. The smaller piece may be fully recognizable within the larger, or you may have to use your imagination to see how things developed.


Here are three Sorrel Sky artists who make their studies available for acquisition, Kevin Red Star, David Knowlton, and Doyle Hostetler. Look for how each uses the study to consider composition, perspective, light, and shadow. The details might be blurred and the brush or pencil strokes might be softer … all in preparation for the final larger work.

KEVIN RED STAR

STUDIES
KEVIN RED STAR. Native American Artist. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
KEVIN RED STAR. Native American Artist. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
LARGER WORKS
KEVIN RED STAR. Native American Artist. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
KEVIN RED STAR. Native American Artist. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery

DAVID KNOWLTON

STUDIES
David Knowlton. Sorrel Sky Gallery. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
David Knowlton. Sorrel Sky Gallery. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
LARGER WORKS
David Knowlton. Sorrel Sky Gallery. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery
David Knowlton. Sorrel Sky Gallery. Santa Fe Art Gallery.
Sorrel Sky Gallery

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