Work in Progress Wednesday:
Keen the Bean (work in progress), Graphite, 5.5 X 8.5, C.nick, 2014
It’s coming along very nicely. I have the base shade for almost all of his markings and started on the fur on his face. I really like how his eyes turned out.
“Snowcovered Blaauwbrug” (1991) by Frans Koppelaar who was born April 23rd, 1943.
“St. George and the Dragon” (1889-90) by Gustave Moreau. Happy St. George’s Day!
P.S. It’s also World Book Day, I’ll be reading “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett.
“Battle of Clontarf” (1826) by Hugh Frazer, because today was the day of Brian Boru’s death at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
“Freedom of Worship” (1943) by Norman Rockwell
Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art:
“Resurrection of Christ” (between 1584 and 1588) by Francesco Bassano the Younger
Art Term of the Week
Optical Mixing is when two different coloured pigments placed side by side visually blend into a third colour. This third colour is similar to what the colour created would be if the original two pigments were physically mixed on a palette or on canvas. So for example two pure pigments, one red and one blue, placed next to each other will create the look of purple from a distance. Colours mixed this way do not get knocked back because they are not physically mixed and so do not have complimentary colour elements mixing and muting the outcome colour, making the outcome colour brighter and more intense. Pointillists and impressionists favour this technique.
Art: “The Circus” (1891) by Georges Seurat
The Vädersolstavlan painting (original attributed to Urban målare; this 1636 copy done by Jacob Heinrich Elbfas) depicts the Sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm on April 20th, 1535.
“John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial” (Dedicated 1896; located on the Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) by Daniel Chester French who was born on April 20th, 1850.