Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Yesterday afternoon I got comfy on the sofa, sketchbook in hand and cuppa steaming by my side, I pressed play on one of my favourite DVD's; The Impressionists. I reviewed this 3 part drama a while back, you can read it HERE.
I've watched it a gazillion times...well almost...this time I decided to press PAUSE and sketch a little using the TV screen as my reference.
The results are displayed here, a journal page dedicated to Bazille and an ACEO card produced from one of the models. Each painting is completed in gouache with the exception of the top right sketch of Bazille, which was painted using watercolour and all paintings were produced under a short time limit, using a flat brush and a carefree attitude.
'Auburn Impression' available to purchase in my Etsy shop
While I'm on the subject of DVD and TV, I watched 'Sportrait' last night, a fantastic programme on BBC1 at 10.35 following 6 artists who paint celebrity sports stars to raise money for Sports Relief. The programme concludes tonight at the same time.
Read more here - Sportrait