What’s that line? Want to come up and see my etchings? Skip it. It’s a lame joke.
Here’s what I am doing these days. This is Albert Tucker, an Australian artist, and I drew a copy of his self-portrait, in a Sydney museum.
I do a lot of figure drawing particularly sculptures like this one from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.
This is a sketch of a Degas sculpture called “Dancer Holding Her Right Foot in Her Right Hand” also done in Sydney. Degas was famous for having subjects in weird positions. I am amazed he had a model do this.
This past September we were in Paris and took the high-speed TGV train out to Giverny for the day and saw Monet’s gardens. Many people know Monet’s famous bridge over the pond painting. This is the same pond. I drew this with ink and then used a brush wth water to get some color.
The one thing about Giverny that blew my mind is that Monet built the pond from scratch. It’s man made, but it’s still beautiful.
Here’s another attempt at ‘sketching a sketch’ so I can learn someone’s style, and in this case, the artist Lovis Corinth who did about 60 self-portraits (self absorbed, eh?) including this one which I liked because it was rather distorted and intense.