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In the time-honored tradition, Laura has studied the work of the masters in order to improve her own skills. The studies presented here are a sampling of the types of exercises she regularly practices. These are not intended as finished works and are for viewing only. As copies of others works they will not be sold.

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Study-Richard Burton
Study-Peaches
Study-"Richard Burton"
Study-"Peaches"
Color Pencil Drawing
Copyright 2005, All rights reserved

Color Pencil Drawing
Copyright 2005, All rights reserved
This is a rough sketch done as a study of an oil painting by Lord Frederick Leighton: "Richard Burton", 1875. Laura was captivated by the expression on this gentleman's face and Leighton's ability to capture a succinct personality.
This is a rough sketch of a portion of a still life oil painting by Henri Fantin-Latour: "Peaches", 1869. Laura was impressed with Fantin-Latour's use of color and color contrast to produce luminous still life paintings. This is a color study.

 

 

   
Study David-detail
Bridge Of Sighs
Study - "David-detail"
Sketch - "Bridge of Sighs"

Graphite Drawing
Copyright 2005, All rights reserved

Graphite Drawing
Copyright 2005, All rights reserved
This drawing is a detailed study of the right hand of "David", 1501-1504, one of Michelangelo BuonarrotI's two greatest works of sculpture. There is so much to be learned from this Renaissance master. In this instance Laura was studying the perfect proportion and form of a difficult subject: hands.  

A small sketch of the Bridge Of Sighs at St. John's College in Cambridge, England, 1831. Gothic architechture has always drawn Laura's attention and this bridge is especailly close to her heart. When living in Cambridge she was struck but the story behind the name: Students that had just sat their final examinations would cross this bridge when finished. This is a study of the "hard" architectural detail surrounded by "soft" natural details, as well as perspective.

 

 

   
     

 

 

 

   

Many thanks to Art Renewal Center's gracious permission to use their images as a resource for studies.

 

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