What's one of your all time favorite famous paintings? I am very fond of A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Seaurat. I got to see it in person a long time ago..and I remember that I was bowled over by how my eyes "mixed" the painting. Seaurat's black and white drawings are equally eloquent. I did not have enough time for painting today..but I sketched out something based on one of Seaurat's drawings. Seurat often used the technique of "irradiation", where the dark tone seen against a lighter background will look even darker and a light tone against a dark tone will look even lighter. Irradiation is an important concept in painting too.
Just for fun I "pointillized" my drawing in photoshop Wouldn't Mr. Seaurat be surprised how quickly I produced a zillion dots?
I wanted to share an additional walk with you.. the sun came out this afternoon and I appreciated this neighbor's house..not only does it bravely employ complementary red and green...it also has a smiling mail-drop.
(To celebrate its summer special exhibition: The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden) Event Dates: 8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014 Reception: 8/9/2014 Location: Portland Art Museum (503) 226-2811 1219 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Alla Prima Portland First Annual Invitational Group Show 2014