Thursday, August 21, 2008
After Degas' Cassatt
Tonight I was desperate to get lost in a painting. Sometimes my over analytic brain just needs to stop spinning in it's downward spiral...getting lost in a piece of artwork is perfect for that.
So, I decided to try a copy of one of my favorite Degas pastel sketches - Mary Cassatt at the Louvre. I love the composition, how the splashes of color give her stance the power and forcefulness of her character. It's as if you can see her personality right there - as if this is a portrait.
I had great fun with this!
Oh, by the way, the Virtual Sketch Date reference for August goes up tonight at midnight Central Time.