Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

Sketching with Watercolor at the Medici Fountain in Paris

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

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

The fountain and grotto ended up developed for Marie de’ Medici’s Still left Financial institution palace, made in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its existing location, and the statues were being added at that time.

I initially discovered the fountain on my substantial school trip to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that vacation as effectively, in a very long-dropped sketchbook however. I stop by the fountain just about every time I return to Paris due to the fact then.

This is a further watercolor sketch I did final summer months at my kitchen desk:

Drawing Components
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing extensive point sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Series Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Resources
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor red sable travel brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin water cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith Added Good Watercolor Tube hues:
Raw Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Environmentally friendly Oxide