I really enjoyed this trip and the variety of work we got to see. Unfortunately, the old master collection was in storage while a photography exhibit was up in its place. I got to see a lot of the French Impressionist work. I really enjoyed a couple pieces by Camille Pissarro. She had a piece in the man room called "The Artist's Garden at Eragny". her mark in this piece was very specklike, with the physical mark creating texture and depth to the piece. I enjoyed the color mixing that occurred due to complementary colors being used, and I noticed this was a trend for many of the works. The composition of this piece was almost an "L", but it was also a very busy piece. I found another piece by this artist called "Peasant Woman", which was completely different. The mark was crosshatching and the picture only had a strong central image. I found and interesting piece by Sam Francis called "Blue Balls". It seemed to be made by just throwing or painting a thinner and more liquid paint on the canvas and then letting gravity do its work. I really liked the use of color and organic shape. Lots of pieces gave me inspiration in terms of what mediums or ideas can be used and called art. Seeing art in person is such a different experience than seeing it online or through a screen. Color was something that really stuck out to me from this trip. I was really drawn to how bright and exciting some of the works were simply due to the choice of colors used.
Charlotte Wilmouth, born and raised in Richmond, VA. This site is for my work and things which inspire me to try something new. This is a blog for my art.