Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Master of the Month: Monet
This month's FineLine Artists' master is Claude Monet. Above are two sketches done from a photo printed in a book. The first I did with pencil. The second, in the spirit of Jo Castillo, I did without a pencil outline. They are in my rapidly filling Moleskine! Not great sketches, but a fun start to what I hope will be a month of learning.
Here are a few starters on Monet:
Biography - and a search feature for seeing some of his works
A fun little article on his work and where to discover an unknown Monet
Here's what my local library had on Monet:
The Essential Claude Monet by Catherine Morris
Essential Monet by Vanessa Potts
River of Light: Monet's Impressions of the Seine by Douglas Skeggs
Katherine posted several links to books and sites this morning. She's a Monet expert, so I'll definitely check them out!
I actually know very little about Monet, so it should be a fun month for me! So far, I like that everything I have consulted says that he worked very hard to be successful! That first book is a very quick read, hopefully I'll have a review for you tomorrow.