Students of my pastel and watercolor classes joined me for a fun inspirational field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum's Degas' Exhibit!
Edgar Degas, "The Millinery Shop", 1879, oil on canvas
Edgar Degas, "Little Milliners", 1882, Pastel on paper
Luxurious lunch at the museum's beautiful Panorama Restaurant.
We couldn't help but be inspired for our next painting project. We were all so taken by the amazing exhibit...Shall we choose a still-life for our next painting?... Better yet, I asked, how about painting a still-life with HATS inspired by Degas?
So, yes, "The Millinery Shop" by Degas, was chosen for the inspirational painting and Degas was to be our mentor....Being influenced by the best!
We brought in our hats, hatstands, scarves and ribbons to make our still life display.
I asked the class to choose a part of the display that was pleasing to them to start their paintings, isolating a few favorite hats for their composition.
Look at the great progress!
Continued great progress!
Stay tuned for the final pastel and watercolor paintings.
Thank you to the St. Louis Art Museum for bringing together this exceptional exhibit,
"Degas, Impressionism & the Paris Millinery Trade".