Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Animal Art of Caroline Clowes

A group of cattle in a pastoral setting looks up, as if alarmed. What is bothering them?

The answer is visible at the far right of the composition, where a train fills the quiet landscape with noise and smoke. 

The painting was a response to the addition of an east-west train line through Dutchess County, New York. 

Caroline Clowes lived from 1838-1904, a life nearly coinciding with another animal painter, Rosa Bonheur. 

This exhibitor pass was what you needed to get into one of her exhibitions.

Now there's a free exhibition of original art by Caroline Clowes on view at the Samuel Morse estate in Poughkeepsie, New York through December 30, 2022.

Here's a video with more information.

More on Wikipedia.


Higante said...

Hello Mr. Gurney

I wanted to ask what books you would recommend that focus on pencil sketching and the absolute basics principles of drawing, as well as techniques with gouache.

Being self taught, its quite difficult when there's so much info around the internet.

I thank you for your time.

Higante said...

Mr. Gurney

I wanted to get your recommendation on drawing technique books, the absolute basics and techniques with gouache

Im self taught so i wanted to consult a pro more experienced than me in illustration before spending my money.