Daily watercolor – Sardinian Giants of Prama

April 2, 2014

giants of pramaThis is an entirely odd piece of work, a graphite pencil 2B drawing of an antique marble statue from Sardinia with added Payne’s Gray watercolor.

It has the ‘awkwardness’ of a William Kentridge charcoal drawing. I’ve been swayed too by a Joshua Reynold’s painting entitled Theory of a goddess swathed in blue fabric, currently on show in Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, as well as by the blue negative painting around one of the main, seated characters in Seurat’s painting Une baignade, Asnieres.

Suffice to say I need more practice with graduated washes but it’s sometimes worthwhile working beyond one’s capacity.

16x28cm, Arches Smooth 185 gsm, watercolor.


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