- TATE MODERN: Permanent collection
- Why did i draw these? I don’t know. I loved the paintings so wanted to draw a quick version for myself…I have a terrible memory and have realized if I don’t draw things down, I forget…I’m quite happy with my take on Matisse’s “Greta Moll” on the left and this super quick version of Picasso’s “Crying woman” on the right because I like that there is some empty space left for them to breathe in
- MUSEE MARMOTTAN; Trip to Paris nr2
- It was completeley different from Musee d’Orsay..the paintings weren’t as gigantic, but they were still absoluteley lovely. Loved the variation of the works by Monet there…and I will never get enough of the waterlilies aparently! There were some super abstract ones there that were amazing, its so different standing up close to them or seeing them from afar…here my sketches of them
- MILES ALDRIDGE; I only want you to love me, Somerset House
- L.S. LOWRY, Tate Britain
I found out about L.S. Lowry from watching one of my faveourite shows, Antiques Roadshow, and was delighted that the Tate Britain had a show of his work in the summer. I like his paintings, especially the people! However the colours are very muted and overall grey-ish, but then again it was the industrial age he was painting, so thats exactly the right mood!
- GIVERNY; PAUL SIGNAC, Musee des Impressionnismes
- GIVERNY: House&Gardens of Claude Monet
Giverny, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, flowers everywhere!! Must be a million irises there, in all colours, not to mention red poppies all over and all other amazing flowers! No wonder Monet moved there and did such amazing paintings. I want to move there too.. 🙂
The garden was beautiful! And looked just like his paintings!! Took a million photographs there and did some sketches of them in oil pastel and watercolour. A really magical peaceful place. Also here, entrance tickets showing interior of Monet’s house. No photographs were allowed inside which is understandable, but he had a beautiful house with plants growing up along the walls outside and inside wonderful colours, like the kitchen was yellow and blue throughout! Beautiful tiles by the stove.
- PARIS III: LOUVRE
- PARIS II: L’ORANGERIE
- The second museum we went to in Paris was l’Orangerie, ja’dore!! HUGE Monet paintings surrounded the walls…
- Here’s my small oilpastel sketch inspired by the amazing waterliliy paintings by Monet.. but nothing beats the real thing, they are masterpieces! And I love that he painted them in winter, summer, autumn, spring, in the morning, in the daytime, in the evening, at sunrise, at sunset, whenever. How different they look in different times of the day…so so so interesting!!
- I love Matisse! The colours, patterns&composition&people! There were a few of his paintings downstairs, here are 2 of my quick sketches of them
- PARIS: MUSEE D’ORSAY
- Trip to Paris in May, First visit: Musee d’Orsay… Some of my quick sketches here
The Courtauld Gallery, The permanent collection
The Courtauld Gallery in London is such a great place, theres usually only a few people, so its super calm and the paintings there are lovely….lots of fauvistic ones which I love! Theres a few rooms on the highest floor just bursting with colour!!
MANET: Portraying Life, The Royal Academy of Arts
I went to the Manet exhibition on the last night it was in London at the last available slot, 10.30pm-12am in the night! 🙂 Nothing like being last minute! But I loved it…these are some of my sketches from there…
BECOMING PICASSO, The Courtauld Gallery
- My sketches from the exhibition: Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901
VALENTINO: Master of Couture, Somerset House
TIM WALKER: Storyteller exhibition at Somerset House
I love exhibitions!! And go as much as I can to the ones that interest me most! I have since last year kept this exhibition book full of sketches inspired by the things I have seen there, my thoughts, postcards bought etc. Here I will post but a few extracts which I would love to share 🙂
- My sketch of one of Picasso’s etchings plus one of his on the right as a postcard
YOKO ONO- To the light, The Serpentine Gallery