Saturday, February 6, 2010
A house by the side of the road
Following the Masters
This month we have been studying the work of Robert Henri.
He started the Ashcan School of painting.
Here is one of his paintings moving away from impressionism:
Though it is dirty(ie ashcan school), It also shows a lot of feeling.
Robert Henri felt that art should be more "real". His depictions of every day life put that extra meaning into his paintings.
Here is my version:
This was different for me. This is not my usual way to paint.
Kind of nice to change things up once in a while. Which is a good thing.
I used broader strokes and less precision than usual.
I just let the paint and oil pastels kind of land on the page.
It was fun.
Posted by gma at 6:05 AM