Five Days and Counting…

Froggwell Week has arrived, and with it a flurry of activity. Late (and I mean really late) tonight one of the out-of-town artists is coming in for the week and the show, and on Tuesday, all hell breaks loose as all the artists bring their work to Froggwell. There is also the question of where do you hang 50 or 60 paintings in a house that is already full of artwork? You take that work down and stash it…um…somewhere. That’s what I’ll be doing on Tuesday!

We have an eclectic offering for today, again, spanning more than a few centuries.

Deon Matzen has lived on Whidbey for a very long time, and painted and taught art for just as long. She has many devoted students, and one of her regular assignments is to paint a forgery. Except she calls them Master Copies, which gives a little more of an air of respectability to them. Phooey on respectability, I say! Let’s call them forgeries and let the chips fall where they may.

Girl with a Pearl Earring, after Johannes Vermeer, by Deon Matzen

Girl with a Pearl Earring, after Johannes Vermeer, by Deon Matzen

Deon even figured out how to add the surface cracks that show on the original of this painting (which I have had the privilege of seeing on three separate occasions.) Hmm…I must consult with her to learn how to do that….

She also  created a Rembrandt etching. (See my previous post for comments on making copies of etchings)

Etching, after Rembrandt, by Deon Matzen

Etching, after Rembrandt, by Deon Matzen

Personally, I’d kind of like to do a forgery of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, but substitute all the figures with pandas.

While it’s been shown before, I am bringing my forgery of Sargent’s Sortie De L’Eglise, Campo San Canciano back for this show, because…um…Sargent!

Sortie de L'Eglise, Campo San Canciano, after John Singer Sargent, by anne Belov

Sortie de L’Eglise, Campo San Canciano, after John Singer Sargent, by anne Belov

 

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About The Head Woozle

Making pictures and telling stories are my reason to be. Oh, and pandas and cake.
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