Saturday, June 26, 2010
Inspired by Edouard Manet ♥
Edouard Manet’s flower paintings were painted at the end of his career and life. I like Manet's work so much because his paintings were fresh and simple ..completed with loose brush strokes. His concept rejected the careful shading and color transitions of botanical illustrations that were popular during his time. His works, including his flower paintings and other still-life images, employed the direct approach (no layers). I've painted my version of one of his simple rose paintings...to get a feel for the strokes he used.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, To paint like Manet, 2010, Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 9 inches.