Women In Art

Look what I found today!!
This is fascinating!!

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
works by:

Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael - Raffaello, Titian - Tiziano Vecellio , Sandro Botticelli , Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Antonello da Messina, Pietro Perugino, Hans Memling, El Greco, Hans Holbein, Fyodor Stepanovich Rokotov , Peter Paul Rubens, Gobert, Caspar Netscher, Pierre Mignard, Jean-Marc Nattier, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Alexei Vasilievich Tyranov, Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky, Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov, Antoine-Jean Gros, Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Amalie, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, Flatour, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, William Clark Wontner, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Comerre, Leighton, Blaas, Renoir, Millias, Duveneck, Cassat, Weir, Zorn, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Gaugan, Henri Matisse, Picabia, Gustav Klimt, Hawkins, Magritte, Salvador Dali, Malevich, Merrild, Modigliani, Pablo Picasso

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More playing around with my acrylics.
Just trying to see how far you can go with them.
This was done very wet on wet washes, a lot more than the Poseys.
After the first few washes of different colors, I looked to see what jumped out at me in regards to shapes, and I saw cabbage type roses, so after it dried I went back in and softly tried to emphasize the shapes a bit more of the roses and leaves. I liked the soft look, will have to play with them more.
I tried this with Acrylic instead of watercolor, because when acrylics dry and then you add another color or water on top, the color below does not wash away, as watercolor does ( so I was told) so wanted to try it myself. More practise needed, but lots of potential, for backgrounds etc. Think this one was too wet. But here's one of the smaller sheets that I did.
This one is about 9 X 9 on Watercolor paper



This painting is of "Poofy" a Persian Cat of one of the Hosts
on WetCanvas from a weekend drawing event (WDE-we call it)
The first pic is my initial painting. I had decided to have him hiding
under a scarf, but wanted to have some kind of outline for the scarf,
so I blocked in the body form first, then covered it!!
Very cliché I know....but I think its cute!!
So here's.....Peek A Boo Poofy.........heh heh

Acrylic approx 4 X 12 Canvas



I was experimenting with the wet on wet look
and my acrylic paints, sort of like watercolors,
and came up with this the other day.
Bunch of flowers, poppies, or whatever,
semi-abstract with ink outlines.
I kind of liked it, so thought I'd post it.

Acrylic on 9x12 watercolor paper.

I hope everyone, had a chance to spend some time
with their mothers on Sunday.
I was treated to dinner and the final episode of Survivor
with my daughter and her husband, and a huge
flowering Azalea for the house. A pretty pink and white.
Hope I can keep it flowering. I don't have a very good
record with inside flowering plants.
Will have to take a picture and show you.



Above just adding some more Body Lines to a series I started way back in Apr and May 07.
Just felt like working with some Vine Charcoal. Working with different Ideas.
Think these would look good together say six or so in a line or a square.
Each is 11x8 on black pastel paper

Above is another nude drawing I also did Friday night . This one is done with graphite, much cleaner to work with, but hard to get the dark darks. But I'm pleased with it. Another painting to come, but with very dark contrasts and background as in the charcoal. Think it would good. Again from my sketchbook so size is 11x14. Had to photoshop it a bit to darken, as graphite does not show up well when scanned. I need a new camera. :) What do you think?



Was going to paint tonight, but somehow got into my sketch book, and did some experimenting with some willow vine charcoal, a study on minimal lines, and light. Sounds good huh, well, when it comes to willow vine charcoal and me, I make huge messes, all over everything. Tonight I now have a 4inch area on my light grey rug with squished charcoal, and dust all over my hands, and arms, and face, huge black marks everywhere......and I love it. I'll worry about the rug tomorrow.(Any suggestions how to get this stuff out??) Mine never turn out neat, and tidy like other artists, but I just love the feel of it, it's so light and airy to work with. 11x14. Going to do this with Acrylic, and see how it turns out in a larger size I think.