Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

In Paris previous thirty day period I did some sketching at 1 of my favored spots, the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens.

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The statues on the fountain are by Auguste Ottin, and stand for the huge cyclops Polyphemus, in bronze, getting the sea-nymph Acis with her human lover, Galatea, in white marble. In the Greek fantasy, jealous Polyphemus kills Acis, so Galatea transforms her lover into an immortal river spirit.

The fountain and grotto were being made for Marie de’ Medici’s Left Lender palace, created in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its present-day area, and the statues were being additional at that time.

I very first discovered the fountain on my superior university excursion to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that trip as effectively, in a very long-dropped sketchbook regretably. I take a look at the fountain each and every time I return to Paris considering that then.

This is one more watercolor sketch I did past summer months at my kitchen desk:

Drawing Products
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing extensive level sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Collection Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Supplies
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor crimson sable travel brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin h2o cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith Excess Good Watercolor Tube colors:
Raw Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Inexperienced Oxide

By arnia