View Full Version : Primary and secondary references in landscape art?????

06-19-2006, 08:31 AM
Hi guys,

We have been set an assignment in our class that has asked us to consider "how artists use primary and seconday references in their landscape work"?

Now I may be being stupid, but what would be considered a primary reference and what would be considered a secondary????

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


06-19-2006, 03:44 PM
:o You think maybe they ment painting from life as their primary reference, and then maybe refining afterwards from photos as secondary reference?

Oh i dont know im just throwing out ideas

06-19-2006, 04:23 PM
from life is a primary source

from photos or other artists work is a secondary source