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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Bill76434 on September 15, 2018, 02:10:37 AM

Title: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Bill76434 on September 15, 2018, 02:10:37 AM
I was inspired by P B member "Trev" to look at and appreciate the masters works.
Cezanne did this in Oils, I have tried Watercolour and found it very difficult but challenging. I couldn't replicate the colour and brush stokes but I am happy with my first attempt.
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2018, 05:08:24 AM
Bill,

That looks fantastic.  Rich color, Great depth.

Love it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Gita on September 15, 2018, 07:49:22 AM
I agree with Mea, Bill! looks great!
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: dennis on September 16, 2018, 01:40:48 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: njnjgirl on September 16, 2018, 12:35:01 PM
Well done Bill. Perfect for Halloween too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Bill76434 on September 16, 2018, 11:30:11 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Gita, Dennis and Mary Lou.  :)
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Val on September 20, 2018, 11:50:24 PM
Excellent job Bill. We will be seeing lots of paintings and works similar to this on Dia de los Muertos. the end of next month. A big celebration in the Latin Caribbean countries.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Bill76434 on September 21, 2018, 06:43:29 AM
Thanks Val, "Day of the Dead"   >:D I've not heard of this.
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Val on September 21, 2018, 10:02:36 AM
In Mexico the holiday falls on the first and second of November. In Guatemala I believe (if I remember rightly), is to the third. It is a celebration of family and friends (all who went before), and consists of numerous ceremonies. I'll have to put together a post for it.
Families go to the grave sites and clean and decorate the graves with paint, flowers, photos, food and candles. Family and friends will 'picnic' at the graves in celebration and remembrance. In Guatemala they also have a giant kite festival with paper kites some of which we've seen measure 35' across. Yes they actually fly them! It is a beautiful and mostly happy time for all. Bittersweet would be an apt description. Some people paint their faces as skulls, some quite decorative. Quite the experience if you've never been before.

There are lots of photos and information if you want to google it.
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: BeaSue on September 23, 2018, 12:49:28 PM
Wow! This is really well done, Bill. Great tonal values.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Cezanne: Pyramid of Sculls
Post by: Bill76434 on September 23, 2018, 10:57:10 PM
Thanks Susan.
Yes Val, I looked into it and I  would love to be at an event with a camera.