While the North is being assaulted with snow, it is starting to warm up in Georgia. We’re looking at 60 degree temperatures this weekend! I just love Caitlin McGauley’s watercolors, and really loved her post on The Lonny Blog today! I wore my chunky fisherman’s sweater yesterday… and have my Bean Boots on today!
Stay warm xo
Watercolor by Caitlin McGauley. via The Lonny Blog
A couple of weeks ago we were wandering down Broad Street and ducked into the art store for an escape from the cold. We bought up some watercolor supplies and all decided to try our hand at it. Haven’t watercolored in… years.
I found the image from a Kate Spade ad (below) and always thought it was cute so I tried my hand at painting it… also, can you spot what state the map is for? Mary said that the ad was symbolic for my life at that time… I kind of agree!
Here is my first “finished” product. It’s amazing that I study so much art and yet have no talent in producing my own! It was relaxing though…
As an Art History major it’s pretty cool to have an amazing collection of art just 10 minutes down the road… for free!
I led my parents through the galleries and got to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit. Here are some of the paintings that caught my eye.
Edouard Manet, Basket of Pears (unfinished), 1882
Camille Pissarro, Bouquet of Pink Peonies, 1873
John Singer Sargent, A Balustrade, 1929
Frederic Lord Leighton, Miss Ruth Stewart Hodgson, exh. at Grosvenor Gallery in 1878
George Frederic Watts, Little Red Riding Hood, 1864
Francis Montague Holl, Faces in the Fire, exh. at the Royal Academy in 1867
JMW Turner, View of the High Street, Oxford, exh. at the Royal Academy 1812
Samuel Palmer, The White Cloud
William Holman Hunt, London Bridge on the Night of the Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1863
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Prosperine, drawing (fun fact: Jane Morris, the model was born in the alley on the way to Turf Tavern)
Walter Richard Sickert, Ennui
I have a strange aesthetic for art… there doesn’t seem to be a theme between all of the ones I just posted but whatever, I like them all the same!
(forgive the poor images… took them on my iPhone!)