Sunday, April 17, 2011

paper flowers and a sketch for a print....

I have been reading The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delaney Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by the poet Molly Peacock... it is a wonderful blend of interpreting the astonishing paper cutouts by an 18th-century woman and placing these observations up against her life (also pretty astonishing: she was married to a drunk in his sixties when she was just a teenager, for "the good of the family," but met and learned artistic lessons from Handel and Swift and later married at her leisure).  I am about halfway through, and loving it: here is the website:

And here is a sketch for a print, combining the landscape photo from a few posts back and a sketch after a Cezanne:

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