An Artist’s Work is Never Done.

Mary Cassatt is well known for paintings and print works of mothers and children. An American Impressionist who was a contemporary and friend of Edgar Degas, she is not as well known as the famous French Impressionist, but no less accomplished. Like many artists of that time and place, she was heavily influenced by Japanese printmaking, that became popular in France in the late 1800’s.

Print; color drypoint and aquatint on cream laid paper; plate: 36.8 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.)
sheet: 43.5 x 30.3 cm (17 1/8 x 11 15/16 in.);

Linanne Armstong’s version of Mary Cassatt’s etching; done as a watercolor

Linnane is regular contributing artist to both the forgery show, as well as the every other year Froggwell Biennale, which is also held the first weekend of August.

Linnane Armstrong’s watercolor, after Mary Cassatt’s etching.

Linnane also made a copy of this work by Chiura Obata, a Japanese painter and printmaker who moved to the US as a young man in 1903.

Watercolor by Chiura Obata

Watercolor after Chiura Obata, by Linnane Armstrong

To tell you the truth, I have a hard time telling which is the original and which is the copy, without seeing the signature. :o) And for those artists who are whining about not having enough time to get their work done, I would mention that Linnane and her husband have just welcomed their second child into their family, mere days after sending me the images of her paintings for the blog. (I bet they are framed already too…just saying.)

Forgeries@Froggwell will be held August 4-6, 2017 from 10 AM till 5 PM all three days.

5508 Double Bluff Road on beautiful Whidbey Island

See you there!


About Bob T Panda

I am just your average talking panda. I enjoy bamboo, sleeping... oh, did I say I enjoy bamboo? what about sleeping. And of course, don't forget the cuppycakes!
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