Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

In Paris very last thirty day period I did some sketching at one particular of my preferred spots, the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens.

This is a tiny movie preview of me sketching. The full 10-moment online video sharing the procedure of making these two sketches is a cost-free bonus program offered to my atelier Customers on the Programs web page.

The statues on the fountain are by Auguste Ottin, and symbolize the big cyclops Polyphemus, in bronze, exploring 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 made for Marie de’ Medici’s Left Lender palace, designed in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its recent area, and the statues were being extra at that time.

I 1st uncovered the fountain on my significant college excursion to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that journey as nicely, in a very long-misplaced sketchbook however. I check out the fountain every single time I return to Paris given that then.

This is another watercolor sketch I did very last summer at my kitchen table:

Drawing Resources
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing very long point sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Series Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Products
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor pink sable travel brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin h2o cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith Further High-quality Watercolor Tube hues:
Uncooked Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Inexperienced Oxide

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