Thursday, May 7, 2009

Who do you love?

Which artist I mean. Or artwork? Your favorite painting, drawing, sculpture? From any time period, contemporary, Renaissance, 19th century? What one art work could you live with for a very long time without growing tired of it? For me that's a tough question, there are so many, which is why I am curious about your favorites. What moves you about your favorite piece? Why do you like it?

One of my very favorite series of art works are the studies of clouds done by John Constable. Many years ago I was fortunate enough to see a small collection of his cloud studies and had one of those 'aha' moments. They were inspiring to me then and still are. Constable remains one of my favorite artists. So who do you love?

My sketch above is with the usual watercolor pencils in my hand.book journal. It is from an old photo of a storm approaching over Hatteras Island. The view is from the ferry from Ocracoke Island. I am doing these quickly (obviously!) yet with water media I have trouble knowing when to stop. My sketches are usually much better about five minutes before I stop working on them.

8 comments:

Diahn said...

Wonderful clouds - and in my favorite place on earth, even! LOVE Hatteras, haven't been since 2005, can't wait to head there this summer! You've made me want to speed up time so it gets here faster!

Owen said...

Great clouds.

Sandy said...

WOW is this ever GORGEOUS I could stare at this forever.

Alex said...

I'd love to pluck those clouds from the sky and put them in my mattress ^^ This is such a relaxing drawing!
Thank you so much for your comments on my panda sketch Ann. It's greatly appreciated! ^^

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! But you all are not telling me who your favorite artists are! I am interested to know :)

Jennifer Rose said...

that is gorgeous! can really sense the energy from the storm in those clouds :)

I love Michelangelo. Anything and everything but him, but particularly his unfinished sculptures. I love how it looks like people are emerging from the slabs of marble and then I am amazed at the finished pieces. They have so much life

If I had to pick one painting I would love to have Rosa bonheur's The Horse Fair. Its just such a great painting, full of life and action

lindaablkb@yahoo.com said...

BEAUTIFUL clouds. I like Ray Hendershot watercolors.
Linda B.

Teresa said...

Beautiful colors, Ann!

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