View Full Version : Week 20 Classical Art Journey

05-13-2006, 08:19 PM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey week 20!

We'd love to see your studies of classical art.
Any media or skill level is welcome.

If you have any questions, please ask.

This is a fun journey.
Lots of nice people here and
plenty of good art to enjoy.

Happy Motherís Day to All!

Mary Cassatt


Mother Berthe Holding Her Baby
1900, pastel on paper, private collection

Bio and other links




Hope you will enjoy reading about Mary. She is some lady!

:wave: Nickel

05-13-2006, 11:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2006/65063-cassat.jpg mary cassatt..woman and her child...american impressionists...1844-1926...graphite with pastel on charcoal paper...a little followup of nickels lovely start to week 20...tyree:heart:

05-14-2006, 01:15 PM
What a lovely way to start Week 20! Happy Mom day to you all.

That is a beautifull painting Nickel, thanks so much for posting it. What a gem!

Susan indeed inspiring. Cool work on your rendetion. :)

05-14-2006, 07:41 PM
:heart: lovely tyree, so tender. have a great week.

Nickel how do you manage so many forums so much to do. I just love the pic by Cassatt. She is an incredible artist.:eek:

05-14-2006, 08:20 PM
Hi Girls, sure do miss our guys around here, ;). You know Susan, that baby you've painted. So cute, want to pinch that cubby little cheek. Sweet! Hope you've all had a great day. My day, well the whole weekend has been great.

Minus the thunderstorms, they have circled overhead for sometime but I think they are gone.

Hehe, Barbara, my secret, cookies: ;) coffee and good friends here.

Make the trip very enjoyable and most rewarding. :)

05-15-2006, 11:08 PM
thank you all for your always kind comments...i work two jobs so sometimes some of my sketches are quickly done:( but, i do enjoy this thread!!!! tyree:wave:

05-15-2006, 11:15 PM
I took a detour and decided to do a part of a painting by Renoir "The Bathers" I thought the lady fit a classical illustration.


05-15-2006, 11:17 PM
I miss the guys too!! They add a lot to our little group.

05-15-2006, 11:38 PM
Very nice drawing of the Renoir Lady. She is very romantic looking!
Love the flowing line work!
She is one of your best yet Barbara. :thumbsup:

05-15-2006, 11:43 PM
Susan, working two jobs is all the more reason to admire your commitment to your studies and your art. I do admire both. All of you here are inspirational to me.

05-16-2006, 11:04 AM
Susan awesome knowing how much you putting into those studies. Bravo to you! I enjoy very much your company too. :)

Barbara, cool this one. :) :) :) What a hard pose and great job you did. :)

05-16-2006, 08:07 PM
thank you all very much for your kind comments...barb...a very difficult pose to do...youve quite captured the moment, well done!!!! tyree:clap: :wave:

05-16-2006, 08:48 PM
Thanks for the kind words girls. Tyree I can barely keep myself going with one job. May you be given wings to fly when your feet drag. :angel:

05-16-2006, 09:47 PM
May you be given wings to fly when your feet drag. :angel:

sweet:D :D :D

05-18-2006, 12:12 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: Some lovely work here, felt I HAD to put my 2 cents worth in...

Mony G
05-18-2006, 02:07 AM
Hi ! I don't know whether I'll be able to post anything this week... I'm working on other things... nothing "classical"...

Nickel.... did you notice you uploaded my Fruit basket into the Art cards gallery ... instead of the "Odalisque"? so it appears twice?

All the best to you all...and hope to post next week!


05-18-2006, 02:14 PM
Hi The Mermaid, :wave: hope you'll come and join us!

Hi Mony G, thank you very much for letting me know my mistake, and I am very sorry. I've asked Barb to correct it for me as soon as she can.

My little dog has been giving me fits. Can you see me having fits, not pretty, he won't let me out of his sight. Arg. He has owned me for fourteen years, you'd think he'd have me trained by now. He is not letting my mind be creative. And if it is not him, it is my other dog, or my lovy dove, or my something-something. Hope your day is better.

Well Barb fixed it while I was away, thanks Barb.

It looks great now Mony!
We will miss you this week. :)

05-18-2006, 06:15 PM
i had the loveliest drawing sent to me yesterday by pm messages....thank you barb and girls for the encouraging words,,,,where are the guys anyway???? welcome mermaid...tyree:wave: :smug:

05-19-2006, 05:13 PM
Hi Tyree, Rose is a sweetie isn't she :heart:
Here is mine for week 20.



Le berceau (The Cradle)
Berthe Morisot, French Impressionist, 1841-1895
Oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm (22 x 18"); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

05-20-2006, 02:00 PM
nickel....this is simply lovely, soft colour and composition...well done!!!! tyree:clap: :wave:

05-20-2006, 02:42 PM
That is nice Nickel. How do you like acrylics? :)

05-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Thanks Susan, thanks Rose, Acrylics are fun!

05-20-2006, 07:43 PM
Hi guys!

After Raphael Paele
6b pencil on sketch paper


05-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Well done Rose, looks just like his peach!

05-21-2006, 10:12 AM
cool rose, well done nickel. Our little group has inspired me each week. Don't know how I got along without your inspirations. :clap:

05-21-2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks Barbara, our little group works the same with me to inspire
and motivate my art.
Good friends working hard toward our goals.
It is nice to be here with you all.

05-21-2006, 08:37 PM
Thanks girls. I am so happy for have met you guys. Surely a nice group to be in. :)

05-21-2006, 11:20 PM
i agree, i worked both jobs today and couldnt wait to get home and see what was going on .....rose...that is a wonderful drawing, so real....tyree:thumbsup: :wave:

05-22-2006, 12:38 PM
Hey Ladies! Great work for this week! I had a nice little pastel study of Judith Leyster this week, but haven't been able to upload it yet. I'll see if I can at least come across a reference online.


05-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Hi Keith, we miss seeing you around here! Hope you find a way to show us your pastel study of Judith Leyster. Hope things are going good for you!

05-23-2006, 09:26 AM
Oh, I found a link to the reference I used. I am looking for some easy access where I can upload images without too much trouble. Wish me luck :lol:


If that don't work (which it isn't for me), try this:
Click images and it is on page 2

05-23-2006, 11:36 AM
Is it this one Keith? The first site didn't work for me.
Went to the next one.
She is pretty and that is a nice web site :thumbsup:


05-24-2006, 08:13 AM
That's the one! I did a watercolor on that, not pastel. Sorry about that. :lol:

That site is from when the Rau Collection visited Dayton, Ohio. Absolutely beautiful collection of art. There's a book about the collection titled "From Fra Angelico to Bonnard" (I think). You'd think I'd know the title because I pretty much keep it checked out of the local library. :)

05-24-2006, 01:17 PM
That is a really nice website Keith. I enjoyed it!
Looking forward to seeing your watercolor!