I went visiting yesterday to see my old friend Cezanne at the National Gallery of Art where an exhibit of his portraits is on display through July 1st. I took my Caran d’Ache neopastels and made a couple drawings in front of portraits of his wife Hortense.
What an education! How I could stand there all day and gaze at the delicate colors of his paintings. Or, how I aspire to standing all day admiring his art. Standing with the box of pastels tucked under my drawing tablet makes one a bit weary, but I must build up my stamina because the pictures are absolutely glorious.
Below is the wikipedia reproduction of one of the paintings I saw yesterday.