View Full Version : Oldies But Goodies-Berthe Morisot-July 10 - 24

07-10-2009, 06:06 PM
I have not been acquainted with Berthe. What a nice thing to view a woman impressionist's work.....

What are we about here??? We study a featured artist for two weeks - copy a work or imitate style ....any media. I hope you can join in the fun.

Here's a Wikipedia link......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthe_Morisot
a blog??-----

07-10-2009, 06:08 PM
images abound - here are a couple

07-11-2009, 02:27 AM
Looks interesting. I will have a look at the links soon. I see she may have been related to Fragonard...wasn't he our first oldie??:thumbsup:

07-13-2009, 07:33 AM
Yes, Fragonard was our first around Valentines day. Yes, I too saw that he was some relative of hers. Recognizing him was the best feeling. Akin to meeting an old friend on the street.

07-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Here's a Utube on Berthe


Liked this so much, I wanted to touch her paintings, or jump into them. You said I had a big library, Robin...I do...and found a book on Berthe this morning. Used to have a $ book store here (now closed) that was selling art books for practically nothing, so I ended up with almost too many.

Love this artist. :heart:

07-21-2009, 01:11 PM
Here is a quick sketch that I hope to paint later. Really like this artist. Maybe we can revisit her later, for a longer period.


07-21-2009, 02:23 PM
Nice sketch, Janet. I hope to get something started tonight. This will be a good egg tempera time.

Yes, I agree that two weeks is not much time to spend on favorites.

07-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Good sketch, janet!

07-24-2009, 05:58 AM

Just managed to squeeze in a quick pastel study of Morisot. Girl with a basket.

Its not an exact copy but I learned a lot from doing it... her use of limited palette and a light touch.:thumbsup:

07-24-2009, 08:45 AM
Oh, yes June that technique is unusual. It gives a transparent look too. Nice go

07-24-2009, 09:57 AM
June, the pastel seems to capture the girl's attitude very well...great hat.

Glad that we are going to revisit this artist. I'm interested in her very long sketchy brush strokes.

07-25-2009, 02:21 AM
Yes. A revisit would be good....when we do the impressionists perhaps! I'd like to look at some of her oil paintings.

07-26-2009, 11:27 AM
I'm working on one

07-27-2009, 08:07 AM
I'm so glad I did this. I love how when studying these things start opening up and understanding of what is happening in the scene is revealed....this little girl appears to be under the cloud sibling rivalry.....a disturbing place. A growing up place though. Even the dog is vying for attention.

My printer copy was soooo miserable, I had a hard time seeing the nouances.

egg tempera - 8 X 10 (on larger paper- why I drew so small,? not next time ;) ugh)

If you are contemplating doing one of these Oldies artist - go for it - post your work and it will rise to the top of the file for us to enjoy - you'll be glad you did!!!!! Hope to See Ya

07-27-2009, 02:31 PM
Lovely work Robin. Good rich colour.

I really like this painting by Morisot and was going to study/copy it but time hasn't permitted yet...

07-27-2009, 03:04 PM
Like this a lot Robin. The backgound is really rich and the mother, children and dog could be many stories. We must do Berthe again. :heart:

07-30-2009, 03:13 PM
thanks, yes I agree - I'll mark her for repetition

lovin art
09-08-2009, 07:23 AM
Hi Ladies, Lovely art everyone, Please forgive me if there are any men in this thread:D i saw this thread and just had to add this, i have always loved the impressionist 's and Berthe Morisot is one of my most favs, hope you guys dont mind me joining in, i want to do this in oils so i wanted to do a study to see how i will go with it, this is done in ops, i think because i'm starting out in oils i am starting to lean towards this type of painting, thanks for letting me join in.:wave:

I think i should hang out here more often:D



09-08-2009, 08:32 AM
Very beautiful, Lovin. Yes, please hang out here more.

09-08-2009, 10:06 AM
Lovin art...this is just beautiful. Delicate and soft. Is it an OP study for an eventual copy in oils?

lovin art
09-08-2009, 06:29 PM
Very beautiful, Lovin. Yes, please hang out here more.

Hi Trafford, you Ladies are so nice, i find the oils forum abit stiff for my liking, and i will stick around more if you dont mind, i see there's a Mary Cassat thread, would like to have a go at some of her stuff also:D ,

June, thanks for the lovely comment:) , yep just a study for oils but i didn't think it would turn out as good as it has, but i just went with it, my daughter in-law is into this type of art and has told me to frame this, but its costly to do so. You guys have got some great threads going on in this forum,. and its nice seeing everyones take on it all.:D


09-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Sandra, that's a pretty nice piece. You got her back very well defined even though it is from loose brushstrokes. Please hang out more often here. We'd love to have more participants and different interpretations of masters' work.

You could always go to garage sales or thrift store to buy frames and try mounting your own canvases!

lovin art
09-10-2009, 01:40 AM
Sandra, (that feels weird typing my own name:D ) thanks for your lovely comment, i never thought of looking for frames at the thrift stores great idea....oh and dont worry you aint seen the last of me on here:D , i really like this forum and you girls:)