In The Sculpture Garden Canberra
by Sandy B
In The Sculpture Garden
This was drawn and painted from a number of photos taken at my favourite viewing spot at Australian National Gallery.
The path starts near a Rodin, passes Penelope, a modern huge industrial type sculpture and leads to other sculptures in the garden and to the lake.
I drew it in a journal, did a notan, painted the original sketch with a palette knife and then laid butcher's paper on the floor and did a charcoal sketch. Finally I felt confident to start.
It took ages - 4 x 3hour class sessions plus I looked at it night and day for the interim times and did little bits at home.
Anyway it is done and I am happy with this my first 60 x 90 cm canvas - the other canvases are much smaller.
Both Penelope and the Rodin are turned slightly from their actual placement. I am usually much happier using paper or cardboard.
Maybe I will try another one from the garden - hmmm.
I also painted my idea of Penelope Waiting from my photos of the sculpture.
Oops the first photo is before the shadows and fine tuning of the Rodin sculpture.