Art · colour · composition · draughtsmanship · Monet Impressionism · Uncategorized · Winter

Let it snow!

Seasons Greetings! Here are some of my favourite snow scenes. Hunters in the snow by Bruegel the elder 1563 Surely this painting is in everyone’s favourite snow paintings. The composition is flawless, we are there with the hunters surveying the wintry scene below. The ice-tone cool colours giving the feeling of relentless cold.The bending bodies… Continue reading Let it snow!

Art · draughtsmanship · drawing · Paula Rego · Sculpture · Uncategorized

If you are sitting comfortably then I’ll begin….

Every piece should of art should tell a story, how you create that narrative is as much part of the piece of art as the finished piece. For the final piece of ‘my’ course Painting into sculpture, we were asked to study and take our inspiration from the artist Paula Rego. As well as her… Continue reading If you are sitting comfortably then I’ll begin….

Art · draughtsmanship · drawing · painting · Portraits · Sculpture · Uncategorized

Space the final frontier

  In the current retrospective at Tate Modern of the painter-sculptor  Alberto Giacometti it is space that is the overarching  theme that drives and shapes the development of his work. Space is at once his muse and nemesis.(This was from a man who was a known acrophobic.)  We learn from the excellent video that he… Continue reading Space the final frontier

draughtsmanship · Uncategorized · Watteau

Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?

This is what I pondered as I sat sketching a Watteau painting in the Wallace Collection. A Lady at her Toilet (La Toilette) c 1716 Watteau would certainly be in my top ten list of best artists for draughtsmanship. He always attains a lightness of touch, a sensitivity  that renders his figures as light as… Continue reading Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?