11/12/07

One Shoe


20 x 15 inches, conte drawing

Drawn as one of a series, this was inspired by studying the drawings of Tintoretto, Degas, Ingres, Annibale Carracci, Andrea del Sarto and John Singer Sargent. I also found inspiration in "Richard Schmid Paints the Figure", an interesting approach, enhanced by his incredible drawing abilities.

Who wouldn't be inspired after looking at so many wonderful masterpieces?
The real trick is not to meltdown and to not give up.

It was Degas, I believe, who recommended to a student "Lines...draw many lines".

Truly, life is not long enough to do everything.

4 comments:

m collier said...

Just spent some time on your web site -- BEAUTIFUL !!! Your paintings are a joy to view.

Joan DaGradi said...

Wow!!! What a lovely gift...Thank you so much!

Katherine said...

Beautiful drawing Joan - I love the approach you're using.

Joan DaGradi said...

Thank you, Katherine. Thanks for dropping by.