Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sketching at the Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum. The exhibit features treasures from the British Museum's Greek and Roman collection of sculpture. I went today to check out the works that range from abstract to realism. I took the opportunity to do some sketches. Drawing from a colossal statue under the lovely steady bright lights gave me a full appreciation for why artists have studied sculpture (in artistic training) for centuries. I'm glad I have a Portland Art Museum membership because I'll be able to return on rainy winter days for more sketching at this fantastic show. It's up until January 6, 2013.
(Top Photo) Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Head from a Statue of Herakles, charcoal in 9x9 sketchbook