Friday, March 28, 2008

Crest



This is the structure for today's Effortless Breath watercolor at Landscape into Art. I'm thinking that it deserves a little more development than a small watercolor. I might put this aside for a larger piece.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Awake



A quick study for today's Awakening at Landscape into Art.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Transformer



A development of yesterday's drawing. See today's painting, Mud and Ochre at Landscape into Art.

Monday, March 24, 2008

after Maurin



after Charles Maurin
Landscape c. 1893
vaporiser watercolour
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum,
Rutgers University New Jersey


After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back with the posts here. I began to develop some work from these drawings and decided to wait to show the original ideas until I was ready to show the developed work.

There's not much information to be found on Charles Maurin but he developed, along with his friend Toulouse-Lautrec, an early version of the airbrush that he used to make his vaporiser watercolors.

I've never seen one of these myself, and though I made this drawing from a black and white, two by three inch plate of one, it was really too small to tell much aside from the general forms.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme



after Eugène Boudin
Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, 1890


The original is oil on canvas and is in the Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Monday, March 3, 2008

View of the Roman Campagna



after Léon Bonnat
View of the Roman Compagna, 1858


A continuation from last week of copies out of the Degas Landscapes book.

This Bonnat (originally in ink and black crayon) and the next few are from very, very tiny plates of examples from Degas contemporaries.

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