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: Impressions of the Impressionists... Live


DonH
01-06-2012, 07:53 PM
While in Milwaukee today, I found out the art museum is having a special exhibit of pastels, charcoals, drawings and watercolors of theimpressionists. I changed flights, and remained. Took my constant companion (a little sketch book) and was permitted to sketch while there. The exhibit was of lesser known works of the major impressionists. Here are a few of my sketches, listed by the artists who inspired me.
Van Gogh

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106165038.jpg
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164905.jpg

Monet
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164848.jpg

Zandomenghi
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164830.jpg

De Toulouse-Lautrec
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164806.jpg

DonH
01-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Degas
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164727.jpg

Renoir
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164712.jpg

Gaugan
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164657.jpg

Pissaro
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106164646.jpg

It was quite a treat to see the 200 or so works, and unbelievably good to sketch these live.

DonH
01-06-2012, 08:22 PM
And the museum official who said it was okay to sketch.
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120104210022.jpg

Inspired by these artists who drew everything they saw, I did these
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120105084353.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106182333.jpg

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/donh5/20120106172939.jpg

I think they inspired me.

Michael Graves
01-06-2012, 09:30 PM
Oh wow Don! I'm so jealous right now. Great wat to sieze the moment! You created some great works! I'm really feeling that airport terminal, its hot.

chanda95
01-06-2012, 10:08 PM
The terminal and Monet are my favorites! What a neat trip and love your idea to sketch them! How long where you there? I can tell you were inspired. Very very nice Don!

DonH
01-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Thank you Chanda and Michael!
I managed a few hours for the museum and some local galleries. I must say, previously, Monet and Van Gogh were my favorite impressionists, but now, having seen their works in person, I am a definite Pissarro fan also.

Jeff
01-08-2012, 10:35 AM
wow Donny. Inspirational. DAMN you are like a fountain of creativity- spraying all over everything and everyone around you. - and the whole time sponging up knowledge and practice. you are definitely on the path dude.