Sunday, November 17, 2013

Anders Zorn

One of my favorite painters is the Swedish master Anders Zorn.  So I was thrilled to have the chance to see some of his most famous works yesterday at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco yesterday. I loved how his portraiture really seemed to capture the character of his subjects.  Zorn's watercolor composition and technique draw the viewer into the scene and his paintings of Swedish village life are filled with movement and energy.  He also was inspired by Rembrandt to create some beautiful etchings.  I made an attempt to copy his watercolor painting, Reveille, boulevard Clichy in ink.  I struggled to render the form and keep the values balanced.

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