Visuals to Inspire

Artists are always looking at other imagery to find inspiration. In fact, a few of my art teachers steered me towards other artists work – from photographs to drawings and paintings, to learn to draw what I saw. The internet is a wonderful source for inspiration since I can find multiple images of whatever strikes my fancy in order to draw creatures, scenes, people… I love to look through ancient illustrations and modern photographs for my ideas. One of my sources is now The National Gallery of Art since they have made more than 35,000 images available as high quality downloadable images. After all, they belong to us!

Right now I am perusing images to that remind me spring is coming… the winter is wearing on me!

Harry G. Aberdeen American, active c. 1935 Bicycle, c. 1936 watercolor and graphite on paper

Harry G. Aberdeen
American, active c. 1935
Bicycle, c. 1936
watercolor and graphite on paper

Claude Monet French, 1840 - 1926 Argenteuil, c. 1872 oil on canvas

Claude Monet
French, 1840 – 1926
Argenteuil, c. 1872
oil on canvas

Odilon Redon French, 1840 - 1916 Breton Village, c. 1890 oil on canvas

Odilon Redon
French, 1840 – 1916
Breton Village, c. 1890
oil on canvas

Jacopo Tintoretto Italian, 1518 - 1594 Summer, c. 1555 oil on canvas

Jacopo Tintoretto
Italian, 1518 – 1594
Summer, c. 1555
oil on canvas

John Cutting American, active c. 1935 Bicycle, 1935/1942 watercolor, graphite, pen and ink, and gouache on paper

John Cutting
American, active c. 1935
Bicycle, 1935/1942
watercolor, graphite, pen and ink, and gouache on paper

 

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