View Full Version : Week 56 Classical Art Journey

01-20-2007, 04:56 PM
"Let us try in our works to make the manifestation of life our first thought;
let us make a man breathe, a tree live."



Sheep and Shepherd in a Landscape

Constant Troyon
Animal Painter

about 1854
Oil on canvas
34.9 x 45.1 cm (13 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bequest of Thomas Gold Appleton

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Barbizon School period approximate
In the middle between Romanticism and Realism

Barbizon is a village in the forest of Fontainebleau near Paris.

Romantics and Realists


#183. Forest of Fontainebleau, Barbizon.
"Gilbert Munger '84"

Preserving the Oak Tree:
The Fontainebleau Forest and the School of Barbizon
Véronique Chagnon-Burke

The Town

I hope everyone has a great week. Make art.

What is this you ask?

The journey is still the same as last year.

Just find an artist or style (((our own art too)))
you have an interests in and work it,
classical, traditional, impressionistic, realistic, romantic
in your chosen media and try to do something each week.
Then we share like before.
Please if you can introduce the artists you've studied to the group.
Or something about the art you have chosen to study this week.

Think of this as a working lab, try to learn from the past
to see our future.

That is why we also still have to think about our own
artistic vision. We want to strengthen it and
pull it to the fore front of our art too.

Your choice of subject.

Sincerely Nickel

01-20-2007, 05:35 PM
What a beautiful painting,,,and i have been studying and sketching clouds too...Hope everyone has a great week...tyree:wave:

01-21-2007, 03:53 PM
Hey Susan thanks! Are you studing perspective in the clouds too? I think clouds are sooooooooo hard to get right. I am not so good at it. Nickel

01-21-2007, 08:10 PM
nickel..there is a class going on now by Diane in the d/s thread...she will be teaching how to draw clouds and other landscape objects..trees etc..if anyone is interested..its not too late..she shows her technique..and its different for me...but im still trying...tyree:wave:

01-21-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks Susan, I'll take a look and peak in. :)

01-23-2007, 08:07 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2007/65063-st_croix.jpg hi everyone...this is my own work from a photo from the challenge in d/s ..its staedtler and graphite on bristol vellum...tyree:wave:

01-23-2007, 10:33 PM
Wow Susan, good job with those tones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How did you like using vellum?
I like this!

Mony G
01-24-2007, 03:15 AM
Hi !... Nice work on that face tyree...what d/s thread are you talking about? sounds interesting...may I have the link?

and ... Barbizon school realism is interesting; like the Italian school we call "Macchiaioli" which came from it . Some pals in my painting class are so very interested in these !

Clouds aren't as easy as they seem to deal with... I often face them with some difficulty too! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2007/77963-lago_dorta.JPG

Anyway, ths is my entry for the week : as you seem interested in landscapes, it is my rather concise oil painting interpretation of the small Saint Julius island on the Orta Lake , a small lake in Piedmont near Lake Maggiore .. I hope my effort gives you the same sense of enchantment this place always gives me!


01-24-2007, 01:59 PM
hi mony...absolutely beautiful...i love the birds especially...Mony..im sorry i dont know how to put links in...when you sign on to wet canvas instead of going to the classical forum go to the drawing and sketching forum..and the week of the assignment....there they have each week a photo to draw...it is critiqued ...and usually different things every week...hope this will help...tyree:wave:

01-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Mony that is a nice cite for the winter bound eyes.

Tyree - the class looks like a winner but I have alot on my plate already. Your face is good. Reminds me of a face/mask I saw in an old national geographic today and wanted to draw.