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  • #21142
    Scott Shulman
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    Posting my current journal— not sure why haven’t done this yet.

    This is the first time I tried Strathmore colored pencil journal which I highly recommend— it’s sturdy and smooth and has LOTS of rings in the binding so the cover doesn’t rip off. (I don’t really like the hard bound ones because I can’t get them flat).

    #21143
    Scott Shulman
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    Trying zipped files?

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    #21202
    Lise Dupuis
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    Your drawings are realy good, my friend.

    Lise

    #21212
    Scott Shulman
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    Thank you, Lisa!

    #21328
    Scott Shulman
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    Experiment in graphite, colorase and gouache. Taking Matt’s advice to heart and restricting myself to one or two media (oil, gouache) and one or two subjects (figures and greyhounds).

    (Ok I snuck graphite in there, but I could never give up graphite— rendering in graphite is way too pleasant and relaxing!)

    #21329
    Scott Shulman
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    Try 2

    #21330
    Scott Shulman
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    I give up!

    #21352
    Scott Shulman
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    Trying again

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    #21994
    Scott Shulman
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    I’d like to pass along some of my (art-related) experiences in Europe on our recent trip to Europe.

    As expected, the Louvre was enormous, almost comprehensive, and overwhelming… we have kids and there was no way we were going to spend the whole day, so we targeted Italian and French Renaissance. I looked hard for my favorite– the Dutch– and couldn’t even find it so I don’t think they have much on display. Supposedly there was a Vermeer somewhere. But there is a huge selection of Italian Renaissance, made a bit more crowded by its proximity to the Mona Lisa, which has its own huge room to accommodate the throngs of people who seemingly wanted to only see that one painting. The French Renaissance section was the place to be for me– a ton of huge mural-sized paintings. The lighting couldn’t be much better and the building itself is beyond exquisite but we almost completely ignored it for lack of time. If you’re hard core I could easily see spending 2 whole days but for me thatd be way too much.
    Get a fast track pass! Well worth it.

    The Muse de l’Orangerie is right next door and has to be visited even if u don’t like impressionism. An hour was fine for me– it’s basically a very famous heavily impressionisic immersion in enormous murals of serene lakes and is truly transportive.

    In London (if you’re focused on art) skip the National Portrait Gallery: its huge but is mainly about the subjects from a historical perspective with no consideration of the aesthetic quality of the portraits themselves.

    The National Gallery was my favorite– better than the Louvre for me because there were a lot of gorgeous Dutch paintings. Also great medieval (another favorite of mine). There were no lines whatsoever despite the museum being free (in London many are). There are many Reynolds and other British landscape painters.

    At the British museum- which is primarily an archeological museum- there is a small display of Rembrandt drawings and tiny etchings which inspired me as to how a small portrait with tiny details can be and extremely beautiful piece of finished art (at least in Rembrandt’s

    If there were more time I would have visited the Cluny museum in Paris (medieval) and the Muse de Orsay (Victorian thru modern) in Paris and the Tate in London (British art). Maybe next time!

    #23361
    Scott Shulman
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    Some sketchbook drawings…

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    #23363
    Scott Shulman
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    More…

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    #23366
    Scott Shulman
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    More, again..

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    #23374
    Magnus Burén
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    Great studies, like the classical feel of your sketchbook. Keep posting 🙂

    #23378
    Scott Shulman
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    Thanks Magnus!

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