Friday, July 4, 2014

Nice Clouds !

I have been drawing clouds a lot.  They are so much fun to draw.  A couple of days ago spent some amount of time working out some clouds in the painting I am making for The Cloud Foundation.  Well.  Can't have poorly done clouds in a painting for TCF can I?

John Constable Hampstead Heath painted in 1820

Looking around today (as Friday is Art History day) at some work by Jasper Johns (well, you honor of today being the 4th of July) I came across a wonderful website called Artspace.  The article there by

Who is Lucian Freud?  A grandchild of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud was a British artist who was quite famous for his portrait paintings.  For many years he was very good friends with Francis Bacon who is considered to have been one of the greatest figurative painters of the 20th century.  This photo was found in Bacon's studio.

Another article by   in The Spectator mentions that Freud and Bacon were "the Turner and Constable of their age."  And that's when I looked up Constable's art and found a photo of the painting above.  Nice Clouds!

There you go.  Our art history lesson for today.

Thanks for going along with me.

And Happy 4th of July!