Friday, October 19, 2012

After Vermeer

ink on paper
15,5cm x18 cm on 21cm x 30cm

Yesterday Ohla Pryymak and I visited the National Gallery and did a few drawings after paintings by Vermeer and Gainsborough. I had never done that before and found it really enjoyable! So, next week you'll be able to find us there again. Here's the first I did, based on the Guitar Player by Vermeer. The second I'll show you in my next post.


Victor Errington said...

Hi Lisa.
Lovely Drawing. You mentioned that you did this drawing in the National Gallery. Well many moons ago I did the same, drawing in the National gallery. At the time I didn` have the courage to paint the masters like Constable, so i use`to do a quick sketch of whoever I fancied sketching. But there were always somebody ore other that were painting the masters. I remember a youngish chap who painted Constable every time I went in there. Very brave I thought at the time. i aplaud you for doing your sketching there Lisa. All the best.

Barbara Muir said...

Great drawing. How fun. We used to go to the museum on art college and sit in front of a painting, or ancient chinese vase. I loved that class.


Barbara Muir said...

That should say in art college. Sorry. Tired.


Roy Connelly said...

Very nice Liza. I often draw in the National Gallery, usually the backs of people looking at paintings but I occasionally I'll have a go at a Rembrandt.

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Victor, nowadays it is not allowed to use any paints apart from watercolours in the National Gallery. That's why we only did drawings, but that was also a great pleasure.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Barbara! Unfortunately we never did anything like that at art college. Guess that wasn't considered as helpful at the time, so only now I experience how enjoyable it is. I will definitely do more drawing after old masters.
Take care, Liza

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Roy, thanks a lot. Perhaps we will bump into eachother at the National Gallery one of these days...
Rembrandt was the next we were thinking of tackling.
Always enjoy seeing your paintings on facebook!