Roman Statue, "Anzio Lady", Circa 300 B.C.
Silverpoint on Pink Clay-coated Paper with White
Gouache Highlighting, 7 1/2" x 10"
I taught a small workshop at my home today called
"Exploration in Art". We will be doing four different
media altogether. Today we did silverpoint and
water-media monotypes. I did this while my students
were doing theirs. I was so happy with it, that I decided
to post it to my blog. I've always loved this statue.
She is standing up, and holding a large book. But, it
is her beautiful face and peoccupied eyes that have
always fascinated me.
I usually prepare my own silverpoint paper using
hotpress watercolor paper and a mixture of gouache
and Liquitex acrylic (colored with acrylic paint), but
this paper was given to me by a person in a church I
use to go to. She gave me a whole bunch of it. It's
a beautiful pink, and really smooth. The silverpoint
just glides over the surface, so it is really fun to draw
Thanks for visiting today, and have a nice weekend.