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Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman

Artwork by Ann Fitzpatrick, Drawing Academy student

I have attached two sketches prior to doing an oil painting for my husbands birthday.

The story behind the painting is a legend about Cape Point or the Cape of Storms, as it was often called many years ago. Sometime towards the end of the 17th century, a Dutch ships captain refused to listen to the advise given to him not to take his ship out to sail around the point as a storm was about to hit the peninsular. He refused to listen and sailed from Cape Town to round the point. The weather did turn and he was unable to get around the point loosing his ship and all on board were drowned. The captain was condemned for eternity to keep trying to get his ship around the point. Fanciful sailors have claimed to have seen the ship through the fog in stormy conditions…

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Drawing by Alexandra

Drawing by Alexandra

Lady of the cap

Without wanting to copy the master Leonardo here goes a very tenuous attempt of the “Lady of the cap”

Thank you for what you have taught me on your course.
Alexandra

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Drawing by Eldon Reich

Drawing by Eldon Reich

Two Nudes

I have been studying the drawing techniques of the old masters.

In this drawing (conte’ and sepia pencils) I have combined the works of two great masters: Bertoia (left) and Raphael (right) and added the bathing pool in the center to combine the two drawings into a new composition. I faded the Raphael nude to add depth.

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Baseball boy

Portrait drawing by Curtis P., Drawing Academy student

This is my little cousin. He loves baseball. I drew it for his parents…

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The more I learn the more I need to learn

The more I learn the more I need to learn

Story and drawing from Helga Parker

I started painting in oil 6 years ago, but for many years have been interested in fine art. I have visited a lot of art museums (Paris, Boston, Venice, Rome, London, Edinburgh just to name a few) and need to visit them again. I had a great Professor in my undergraduate education in his Humanity course and Literature. He taught me to see works of art in a new way and not just looking at a painting…

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Man with a Mustache – Oil Painting

Man with a Mustache – Oil Painting

Oil Painting by Dan S., Drawing Academy graduate

Previously, I had submitted a portrait that attempted to deal with full direct lighting. This portrait attempts to project three dimensional volume by utilizing light so that the face is half in shadow. This particular subject and approach is inspired by the paintings of Zhaoming Wu. I think in addition to providing volume and depth to a painting or drawing, deep shadow adds mystery to the subject…

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