mardi 7 octobre 2014

A study of Mary C.

PORTRAIT ON  STRATHMORE PREMIUM
RECYCLED PAPER  9  X  12  INCHES
A STUDY OF MARY CASSATT

I was looking for a young Mary Cassatt 's picture,  but I didn't find any.  I love the lady, one of the great woman painter of the impressionnist period and I spent an hour knowing her better with this portrait.  A black and white drawing misses the beautiful colors you can find in her work.

J'ai cherché une photo d'une jeune Mary Cassatt que je n'ai pas trouvée.  J'adore cette dame, une grande peintre de l'époque impressionniste.  Je la connais mieux depuis que j'ai travaillé une heure sur son visage.  Un portrait en noir et blanc ne reflète pas les magnifiques couleurs qu'on retrouve dans son travail.

22 commentaires:

martine paquet a dit…

Un beau portrait, Helen! J'aime beaucoup comment tu as traité les textures.

hmuxo a dit…

Wow!!! Helen! This is outstanding! Mary Cassatt is a wonderful artist and you painted her beautifully!!!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Merci Martine, j'aime beaucoup travailler avec un crayon Conte 2B et le chapeau a été très agréable à faire.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

HI Hilda, I'm glad you like her. Such a great artist!

Lorraine Brown a dit…

Love the hat

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Lorraine! Thanks, I think I spent as much time working on the hat than all the rest. Real fun

CrimsonLeaves a dit…

Nice portrait, Helen. I too love Cassatt's work.

Simonne's fantasiestudio a dit…

Prachtig getekend Helen!!
groetjes,
Simonne

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Sherry! Have a good day,xx

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Merci Simonne, I'm trying to draw more often lately. I love it, Bisous

Jane a dit…

You've got a great hand with portraits, I love her wild hat and those tight lips, and I love her paintings , wonderful Helen ! xx

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Jane, I fell in love with her face as soon as I saw her photo. Bisosu

Celia Blanco a dit…

Mary Cassat is a favorite of mine too, you did a beautiful job with her portrait!The hat is extra special!
Many hugs, Helen!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Celia, have a good weekend! xx

Debbie Nolan a dit…

Helen - superb portrait. You did such a great job with her. I too love her work. You certainly caught a certain personality with the hat as well. Love it. I hope you are having a great day.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Debbie! I' menjoying the cool weather this weekend and trying to finish some odds and ends outside. Hugs

Polly Birchall a dit…

It's a lovely drawing and I love her exquisitely drawn hat (bit it was a nightmare to draw).

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Polly! Believe it or not drawing those feathers took a long time but it was real fun. My pen would flew all over the hat as if it had a life of its own. Take care,hugs

Sharon Wright a dit…

I love Cassat too, and actually...anyone in a hat! Love your 'Rose' day too. Good colours.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Sharon! :)

myra anderson a dit…

I have seen a lot of photos of this great lady - and you captured her well . . .this is a beautiful portrait!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Myra, thanks for your comment!