December 1, 2023

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Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

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Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

In Paris previous thirty day period I did some sketching at a single of my favored spots, the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens.

This is a minor video clip preview of me sketching. The whole 10-moment movie sharing the system of building these two sketches is a cost-free bonus class out there to my atelier Users on the Courses page.

The statues on the fountain are by Auguste Ottin, and characterize the huge cyclops Polyphemus, in bronze, getting the sea-nymph Acis with her human lover, Galatea, in white marble. In the Greek myth, jealous Polyphemus kills Acis, so Galatea transforms her lover into an immortal river spirit.

The fountain and grotto ended up created for Marie de’ Medici’s Still left Financial institution palace, created in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its current place, and the statues were additional at that time.

I initial discovered the fountain on my large university journey to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that trip as well, in a lengthy-misplaced sketchbook regrettably. I stop by the fountain each time I return to Paris considering the fact that then.

This is one more watercolor sketch I did last summertime at my kitchen area table:

Drawing Supplies
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing extensive issue sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Sequence Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Supplies
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor red sable vacation brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin water cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Tube shades:
Uncooked Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Inexperienced Oxide

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