Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

In Paris final month I did some sketching at one of my beloved spots, the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens.

This is a small movie preview of me sketching. The complete 10-moment movie sharing the procedure of producing these two sketches is a no cost reward class offered to my atelier Customers on the Programs site.

The statues on the fountain are by Auguste Ottin, and represent the big cyclops Polyphemus, in bronze, getting the sea-nymph Acis with her human lover, Galatea, in white marble. In the Greek fantasy, jealous Polyphemus kills Acis, so Galatea transforms her lover into an immortal river spirit.

The fountain and grotto ended up designed for Marie de’ Medici’s Remaining Lender palace, developed in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its latest locale, and the statues were additional at that time.

I first uncovered the fountain on my superior faculty journey to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that trip as very well, in a extended-misplaced sketchbook sadly. I stop by the fountain every time I return to Paris given that then.

This is one more watercolor sketch I did final summer time at my kitchen table:

Drawing Materials
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing lengthy position sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Series Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Supplies
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor purple sable vacation brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin h2o cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith More Fine Watercolor Tube shades:
Raw Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Environmentally friendly Oxide

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