Friday, 9 January 2015

110. After Paul Cezanne: The Blue Vase (1883-87)

(After Cezanne)
Unison Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 8" x 8"

Hi Folks. Hope you are enjoying creating; I'm really impressed with all the artwork submitted to Leslie's challenge. I am also really grateful to you all for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments - I find I'm thinking of you all when I'm painting/drawing and that's so inspiring - many thanks!

Today, I thought I'd go for something really lively. I'm constantly amazed that Cezanne was clever enough to create such busy paintings (in every sense) yet achieve such harmony! I've altered the colours slightly and also pushed together some of the elements; I hope I haven't gone too far! Have fun!

Original painting by Paul Cezanne

(Again, the work-in-progress images are set out below.)

Pencil under-drawing on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Yummy blues!

Now for the bottom half...

Just the table top now...

Time to remove the masking tape


  1. I've just scrolled down to look at your other paintings for the challenge. Great work. I like the WIP images too. Hope to be back at some point to check again. I pick a few artists each day from the challenge to go and visit.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Joan; I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please do visit again soon.

  2. Like how you rendered another beautiful painting by Cezanne.

    1. Thank you so much, Martine. I love his colours and shapes.

  3. Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your very kind comments. I'm so glad to visit your blog. I am such a huge fan of Cezannes, and I love seeing your interpretations of his paintings. You do a beautiful job with some very complex subjects! Looking forward to more!

    1. Thank you, Ann; it was lovely treat visiting your blog.