CHANNELING MANET (1832-1883) & SOMETHING BLUE

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Édouard Manet was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th Century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

Here’s Gail’s lovely take on Manet:

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And now for our blues:

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It’s about the journey for Gail and I. Experimenting, using different mediums, paper, whatever speaks to us at the time we are creating. Gail used pastels on pastel paper for her Manet. She told me she was trying to loosen up, not be quite so detailed with her blueberries, going outside her comfort zone.  I used watercolor on hot pressed paper, so it is smooth, not textured, and just a bit of handmade paper. A stab at doing an abstract piece which is  outside MY comfort zone. Unfortunately, the photo makes it look creamy in spots.

It has been awhile since we have been painting with any regularity and we’ve missed it. Being creative keeps us grounded and whole. Cheers to being back on our perches!

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…

Wishing our sweet followers a beautiful Thanksgiving and start to the holidays. We all have much to be thankful for. xx

21 thoughts on “CHANNELING MANET (1832-1883) & SOMETHING BLUE

  1. So glad to see you two back at it! Gail amazing job with your Manet flowers. There was a great show called Forger’s Masterclass that I loved which focused on one master per episode and painting in that style. Maybe you could find it on YouTube. Love your blues ladies! 👏 And it’s my favorite color. 💙

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  2. You women never cease to amaze me! Your works are truly wonderful….so glad to see you back in business!! Love, Dale

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