28 October, 2010

Master Copies of Degas






15 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

These are wonderful. I've never tried this with pastels, only pencil or charcoal or ink. What a great exercise.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Jean.

Jeanette said...

I think Degas would be pleased.

Kathy said...

Beautifully rendered - like the master himself!

Casey Klahn said...

High praise from two draughtswomen I hold in esteem.

Jeanette, I'm reading Degas' letters now, and it seems like nothing ever pleased him. He was highly self-critical. I'd be pleased to copy his work the rest of my life - it is very eye-opening to get behind his thinking and decision making via copying his works.

Kathy, I am pleased to say most of these are free-hand copying directly from reproductions and the CRT. Not often have I resorted to gridding, although I still consider that hoyle.

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bridget Hunter said...

What a good lesson for me. To study and try to copy and so learn. You've done a remarkable set here.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Bridget. I'm in the studio doing another one. Woo hoo.

Robyn said...

Gorgeous. Take a bow :)

Casey Klahn said...

I bow to your opinions, Robyn. Grazie.

Irina said...

Bravo, Master!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Irina!

Celeste Bergin said...

whoa! beautiful Degas drawings

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Celeste!

karimaxwell said...

beautiful work. degas would be flattered. I wonder if I were to pick an exercise such as this, who I would choose? inspiring to put some thinking here.

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