Thursday, October 10, 2013

Children At Her Feet

"Children At Her Feet"
Graphite on paper
price $75
©Nancy Tokos

Original.  Interesting inspiration.  The National Gallery in London was having an exhibit of 16C artist, Barocci. He's known for his altar pieces and oil paintings.  I was interested in his sketches/drawings.  To see how his paintings evolved was better than the painting itself, in my opinion.  Starting with my sturdy 400 lb. Bristol board, trimming down to 7"x5" sheets, I created my own toned paper with thin ultramarine blue and raw umber washes.  Dried.  Started drawing with a mechanical pencil and so the above is a Barocci inspiration.  There is something clean and innocent about this 600 yr old style.

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