March 27, 2016

Bird Hidding On Tree

Watercolor Postcard, Monotype 5X7 Matted

I enjoyed doing this monotype. The shades of pink are spray paint applied to bubble wrap and then applied to the paper. The monotype then applied when paper is dried. In this case I did the monotype first. That's why the Bird is hiding. 


By 1874, the artists we know today as Impressionists, Morisot, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, and Renoir, could not wait any longer for the Salon to accept their work. They had all experienced rejection by the jury in recent years and felt they could not afford another year between exhibitions with no financial prospects. Organized and guided by their friend and painter Edouard Manet, the artists collectively rented a studio for their own exhibit and set a date for their first show called Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers. A date was set for May 1874.

As the public was still very much used to the ideas of the Romanticism and Realism movements, the exhibit was highly disapproved by the critics, in response that mixed hostility and ridicule. The critics thought it absurd to exhibit paintings for sale that looked like unfinished works.