Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.
This week I am going to change things up a bit and look at a little history. I have mentioned that I am a third generation artist, so I thought I would show a few of my great aunt, Annie Puckett’s watercolors. It is interesting that the watercolors are actually sketches for later oils. She was in Paris in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and these paintings are of Versailles, Madame du Berry’s bedroom and other locations in the area that are not identified. I have not been able to find the locations, even after a trip to France with my granddaughter several years ago. The featured image above is an over the door drawing in Madame de Sevigne’s home in Paris.
The painting above is a composition sketch from Versailles with the figures painted and pasted on the painting. It is interesting that we worry about the paper, ink, and paint today but these have held up quite well from the early 1900’s with no extra care.
This next painting is one of my favorites as the detail is extraordinary for any age. The fireplace and the screen are in unbelievable detail.
To finish up, I have included a few more of the paintings. I hope you have enjoyed a little bit of history. Safe journeys, I’ll see you next week.