Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was best known for his over life size sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. There is a lot more to French as seen at the Boston Athenaeum. Included in the show is an array of models and studies from Chesterwood, in Stockbridge. The maquettes (a sculptors sketch) range in size from 5 to 50 inches. I was particularly taken by “Spirit of the Waters”. Here is my version of a sketch of a sketch.
Still life of cantaloupes of class.
Class assignment – still life with stuffed animals. First, a grisaille underpaintingwas painted.
The fall leaves at Tower Hill Botanical Garden were in full regalia. The extra added bonus was that it was 78 degrees!!