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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Glorious Greys


Thank you so much for all your welcome comments ladies!!!



The National Gallery in London is holding the Australian Impressionists exhibition and its on till 26th of March. I was very lucky to see this on the 12th this month with a dear friend. It's not a huge exhibition, but the quality is amazing. I particularly fell in love with this painting by Tom Roberts called Trafalgar Square. I have copied it today as a learning exercise as I have already bought a print to drool over!! After the exhibition I tried to find this viewpoint with my camera, it was quite difficult, because its been over a hundred years since this was painted, so much of the skyline has changed. My next painting, all being well is going to be my version of Trafalgar Square from one of my photos.

I've spent my spare time this last week setting up this corner of our living room, it's more organised and there is more light next to the window. I really enjoyed painting in my corner today and feel refreshed and ready to carry on with my painting journey, to learn and grow my skills.

After Tom Roberts Trafalgar Square
oil on oil paper

6 comments:

  1. Hi Azra , so nice to see you back again and creating. This does look like it's painted from a very difficult angle, but you pulled it off perfectly . xx

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  2. Great learning exercise not only copying Tom Roberts' painting but also grappling with all those lovely subtle tonal changes and, ahem, shades of grey. You've done a good job! Enjoy the little light solace you've carved out for yourself. I'm inspired by your determination.

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  3. P.S. It's probable don't you think that that view hasn't actually changed in a hundred years but Tom Roberts has used his artist's licence and shifted things around to suit the composition?

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  4. Great job Azra! Can't wait to see the version from your photo.

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  5. Thanks Ladies!!
    Caroline, I think you're right about the artistic license!! : )

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  6. Lovely to see you back Azra, the corner you set up seems perfect for your creative time. Seems you are all set for a new direction, this is beautiful!

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