Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer 2014 - Geese by Alfred Sisley

Pastel 1897
Alfred Sisley (/ˈsɪsli/; French: [sislɛ]; 30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He deviated into figure painting only rarely and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, found that Impressionism fulfilled his artistic needs.
Sorry for the lack of postings these past few months!  Let's work on this painting by Alfred Sisley for this summer, we will have until the beginning of September.  Happy Painting!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Study - The Sunflowers by George Braque

Georges Braque was born on 13 May 1882 in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise. He grew up in Le Havre and trained to be a house painter and decorator like his father and grandfather. However, he also studied artistic painting during evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, from about 1897 to 1899. In Paris, he apprenticed with a decorator and was awarded his certificate in 1902. The next year, he attended the Académie Humbert, also in Paris, and painted there until 1904.

This month's painting was suggested by Azra Iqbal!  Have fun painting!

Azra Iqbal - The Sunflowers after George Braque

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January Study - House and Farm at Jas de Bouffan by Paul Cezanne

Oil on Canvas, 60x73cm
Prague, National Gallery

"In September 1859 Paul Cézanne’s father bought a large country house and farm, called the Jas de Bouffan, just outside Aix-en-Provence. For the next forty years, this estate, which included a large 18th-century house, alleys of chestnut trees, and views of Mont Sainte-Victoire (another of the artist’s favorite sites), afforded Cézanne with many of his subjects. No fewer than thirty-seven oils and sixteen watercolors of the Jas de Bouffan and its immediate environment have been catalogued."

Let's start the year with a painting from one of my favorites!  I love the colors in this one, definite reminder of Provence!

House and Farm at Jas de Bouffan by Karen d'Angeac Mihm (after Cezanne)
 Oil on 8x9 Canvas paper
Watercolor 9x12