Demos from this month’s Hands On Art at the RISD Museum for Third Thursday. We painted in the Radeke Garden. I will be there to make art in the galleries and garden in July and August as well, third Thursdays, 6-8PM.
yellow yellow & green yellow & blue yellow & brown
After Caillbotte at the MFA in Boston. A study of figs and berries from his mesmerizing Fruit Displayed on a Stand, about 1881-1882 . I sketched them with pencil and added watercolor on the ride home and later at my kitchen table.
Color added to an existing sketch. Being in the museum Wednesday reminded me of a sketch from a few weeks ago of a piece by Comme des Garçons which is currently on display in the 20th century gallery at the RISD museum (just steps away from temporary exhibition of impressionist work that includes a Van Gogh Drawing -thrilling to see in person). I returned to the sketch to add color.
These began as demo sketches in the RISD Museums Center for Prints Drawings and Photographs. We began with simple shapes, in the lobby we spent a few minutes adding color. Last night at my kitchen table I lingered over them and let the colors develop.
From an intoxicating afternoon wallowing in facsimiles of artists sketchbooks in the RISD Library’s Special Collections department. I had to work to pull myself together in order to move the pencil around on the page. These after Whayne Thiebaud‘s thumbnails.