Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Grandma's Bootcamp: The Bardo, 3

Bootcamp now seems a long time ago, however, I hope showing some of the wonders in the Bardo museum will bring back memories of warm days on this cold and rainy day (well, at least we're not blanketed in snow). The mosaic still lifes drew my attention. Stunning.
These bottles are complete with shading and shadows, and note the leaf and rose borders.

The hare eating grapes may not qualify as a still life, but I'm including him anyway...note the gradated borders.



And my favourites: the grapes are perfection.















The artist even got in the reflections and highlights on the cup.



So with such inspiration, we sat down on the floor to sketch.

While GD2 (2nd Granddaughter, 7) tackled a huge carved snake, which looked deceptively simple, GD1 (12) sketched a beautiful lion-goddess statue.





















Grandma managed a quick sketch and later added the pretty ticket and a commentary.

Yes, these are warm memories on a cold, wintry day.

5 comments:

Radka said...

Seems an ideal place to be on a cold day!
The mosaics are fabulous.
xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love seeing your posts about your Grandma's Bootcamp. Our little grandson is just 8 months old so he's not quite ready for a creative bootcamp, but I'm looking so forward to creating things with him.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love seeing your posts about your Grandma's Bootcamp. Our little grandson is just 8 months old so he's not quite ready for a creative bootcamp, but I'm looking so forward to creating things with him.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oops - bad enough you have to read ONE of my comments, much less getting it twice. Sorry!!

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