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Friday, October 31, 2014

Name that Fake!



Study of "Harvest Landscape" by Vincent Van Gogh,  9x12, ink on paper
Estudio de "Paisaje de Cosecha", 23x30cm, tinta sobre papel


I have recently become a part of the Island Illustrators Society and they are hosting a show called Fabulous Fakes. The premise  of the show is you could paint either an faithful copy of a master piece or your own interpretation of one.  I decided to have a go at it and after MUCH pondering and going back and forth on what to pick I ended up choosing a drawing Van Gogh did in 1880.


"Vincent van Gogh drew thousands of images to better his skills and to fulfill leisure time. He completed over 1,000 drawings, which are known of, from 1877 to 1890. Van Gogh saw drawing as a necessary task to build a foundation as an artist and to study form and movement." See more information about him at Van Gogh Gallery

I have recently signed up for an online drawing and sketching course (following Vincent's advice :D) and thought the drawing was in alignment with what I am doing.  It was fun, I specially enjoyed using pen and ink again, I used to use that medium a lot in combination with watercolours and hadn't done it in along time.  I used a sepia tone ink.

I'll be attending the opening on Saturday, Nov 1 from 2 to 4pm, there is some wonderful art in the show (not all of them are fakes!)


Here is the press release for the show:

Name that Fake! 
The Island Illustrators Society Presents “Fabulous Fakes” on Oct. 29 to Nov. 9, held at the Coast Collective Gallery, 3221 Heatherbell Rd, in the picturesque and historic Pendray House on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon.
This year’s Island Illustrators Society group theme show is Fabulous Fakes. Participating members will be showing serious replicas of old masters, contemporary masters and simply art works “in the spirit of” one of the greats. So far, we have spotted a faux Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gustav Klimt.
Reception this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.
There will be an afternoon reception with the artists in attendance, refreshments, and related works, prints and cards. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a guest!
Participating artists: Robert Amos, Kristi Bridgeman, Kathy Cameron, Dar Churcher, Carl Coger, Kathleen Lynch, Sandy Terry, Verna Linney, Geoff Smith, Maria Miranda Lawrence, Lorne Miller, Marcia Semenoff, Dawn-Joy Ritchie, Sharlene Stushnov-Lee, Marcela Strasdas, Bob McPartlin, Colin MacLock, Diana Grenkow.



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Este año he empezado a formar parte de la "Sociedad de Ilustradoes de la Isla". Este grupo ha organizado una muestra llamada "Fabulosos Falsos". La idea es presentar un cuadro que es una copia de una obra maestra o inspirado por una obra maestra. Decidí partcipar y después de pensar un montón y mucha indesición decidí copiar un dibujo que Van Vogh hizo en 1880.
"Vincent Van Gogh dibujó miles de imágenes para mejorar su habilidad y para entretenerse en su tiempo libre. El completó mas de 1000 dibujos entre 1877 y 1890, Van Gogh consideraba que el dibujo era una tarea necesaria para tener buena base como artista y para estudiar forma y movimiento" Para mas información  visitar la Galería Van Gogh "

Hace poco me anoté en un curso online de dibujo y sketching (siguiendo el consejo de Vincent :D) y me pareció que copiar ese dibujo iba con mi deseo de dibujar mas. Lo disfruté mucho, especialmente me gustó usar tinta china que hacía ucho que no usaba, solía usarla mucho en combinación con acuarelas hace mucho tiempo. En este caso usé una tinta de color sepia.
Voy a ir a la recepción de artistas mañana Sábado 1 de Noviembre  de 2 a 4, hay piezas muy  muy buenas en esta muestra (y no todas son copias de obras maestras!)






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