What a Fun Art Field Trip!
Sketching the Portrait at the Museum
I love our amazing St. Louis Art Museum! It is so beautiful!
A favorite thing is to bring my class to the museum to explore and sketch.
We sketched from two masterwork paintings.
Our emphasis was sketching the large shapes of the figure in the painting, creating a loose drawing in charcoal and pencil.
With no pressure, our sketching is done as a form of personal journaling, for each of us to explore and to become more aware of this incredible painting.
Portrait of a Woman
by Nicolas de Largilliere
To sketch a masterwork, helps us all to really see it and maybe begin to think about all the decisions that the artist had to make in creating this painting, such as composition, lighting, how much of the sitter will be included and on and on.
We moved on to a second amazing painting by Robert Henri.
Again our emphasis was on sketching, and getting the overall strong direction or angle of the subject's figure. Then we moved on to creating large shapes to small shapes, with minimal detail.
Betalo Rubino, Dramatic Dancer
by Robert Henri
To reward all our lovely sketches,
we relax and enjoy a luxurious lunch together!
What a treat!!
A super fun fantastic day was had by all!!
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