April 6, 2016

Painting With The Girls 97

April 6, 2016.

Day 97 (269 days to go)



Cherry Blossom Study

I am always more fascinated with the process then the result. This is one of my study sketches for a watercolor on nine panels I am working on. 

Watercolor Postcard, collage. 5X8 Matted



Impressionist painters had achieved recognition by their last exhibition in 1886, and by then a new wave of painters emerged, adding color, form and subject matters to their experiments in painting.

Post –Impressionism refers primarily to five painters: Cezanne, Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Seurat and Van Gogh. Art critic Roger Fry, who organized a London exhibition in 1910, coined the term.

E. H. Gombrich writes in The Story of Art, “Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh were three desperately lonely men, who worked on with little hope of ever being understood. But the problems of their art about which they felt so strongly were seen by more and more artists of the younger generation who found no satisfaction in the skills they acquired at the art schools.”