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Working with a Limited Color Palette at the 2014 Urban Sketchers Brazil Workshop
We are just back from the 2014 Urban Sketchers symposium in Paraty Brazil. I can’t begin to explain how great it was without waxing philosophical. When you’re traveling, every view is fresh. The excitement of exploration gets into your sketches. Your work is tuned up by the heightened perception and the opportunity to sketch without interruption, working one day into the…
Castres & Montpellier
I managed to do very little urban sketching during my recent trip to France, it was more of a rural sketching holiday: hiking a part of the way of St. James. After a week spent in the remote countryside, even smalltown Castres seemed big, loud and très urban. If you´re interested, you can find the more rural sketches of southern France on my blog.
Herbert Draper (1863-1920) Classicist painter
Herbert James Draper was an British Classicist painter whose career began in the Victorian era and extended through the first two decades of the 20th century. 1894 was the beginning of Draper's most productive period. He focused mainly on mythological themes from ancient Greece. His painting "The Lament For Icarus" from 1898 won the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and was later bought for the Tate Gallery by the Chantrey Trustees.