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azulparsnip
08-21-2009, 08:20 AM
Gwen John - another woman, from Wales -

here is a brief overview of her art, a Wikipedia link and some images.

If you are new to this thread, we study, copy or imitate a different artist for two weeks. Any medium. Hope to see you around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_John

trafford
08-21-2009, 02:04 PM
What is this? A ten year affair with Rodin? I thought that was Camile Claudel. I guess it was both of them :eek: Guess he got around, when he wasn't sculpting.

Her work is lovely and here is the video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXaN70a6Z8s

She will be a good one to do. :heart:

artbyjune
08-21-2009, 02:46 PM
I like Gwen John. Her cat studies are great.

I just discovered one of her cat studies, watercolour about 6 by 8 ins, went for $35,000 (22,000) in a Christie's auction!! Amazing:wink2:

artbyjune
08-24-2009, 08:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2009/106623-alertcatwc1a6k.jpg

Managed to do a copy of one of Gwen John's cats this morning. I liked using the more muted colour scheme.:wave:

Watercolours, 6 by 8 ins, paperwave paper.

WildGoose
09-01-2009, 12:22 AM
A lot of personality in that face...intrigued by whatever she's seeing, and ready to move ( if needs be )!