In Paris final month I did some sketching at one of my most loved places, the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens.

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The statues on the fountain are by Auguste Ottin, and stand for the large cyclops Polyphemus, in bronze, identifying the sea-nymph Acis with her human lover, Galatea, in white marble. In the Greek fantasy, jealous Polyphemus kills Acis, so Galatea transforms her lover into an immortal river spirit.

The fountain and grotto ended up made for Marie de’ Medici’s Remaining Lender palace, created in the 1620’s. In 1811 the fountain was restored and moved to its present-day site, and the statues were being additional at that time.

I very first uncovered the fountain on my superior faculty trip to France, in 1988. I sat and sketched the sculptures on that journey as properly, in a long-lost sketchbook however. I check out the fountain just about every time I return to Paris due to the fact then.

This is an additional watercolor sketch I did past summer time at my kitchen area table:

Drawing Supplies
Blackwing drawing pencil
Blackwing extended place sharpener
General’s white chalk pencil
Kneaded eraser
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Collection Toned Softcover Sketchbook

Watercolor Resources
Arches watercolor block
Watercolor palette in brass by TirraLyra

Watercolor tin pans by TirraLyra
Watercolor crimson sable vacation brushes by Rosemary Brushes
Collapsible tin h2o cup by Fulangpa
Guache: Zinc white, Winsor & Newton
Daniel Smith Extra High-quality Watercolor Tube shades:
Uncooked Umber
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Rose
Cerulean Blue
Chromium Environmentally friendly Oxide