Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Paul Cezanne: Chestnut Trees at the Jas de Bouffan 1885-1887
My artistic photography class continues for another six weeks, and for homework it looks like we will be submitting a different study of a famous artist's style for each class. Last week I submitted my Whistler photo, so this week I'm working on Cezanne. My earlier attempt at Cezanne was too out of focus, and I'd like to figure out how to fix that before the next class. I was hoping for heavier rains, thinking that would best replicate the his brush strokes. I'm pretty happy with how my photo turned out, even though it was less rain than I wanted. And especially happy to try replicating Chestnut Trees at the Jas de Bouffan, which was one of my favorite Cezanne landscapes. Our rain continues through the weekend, so I'll keep practicing, but for now, this photo is my favorite for class.