Sketches from Degas exhibition at the royal Academy

The other day mum treat me to a little trip to the Royal Academy to see Degas new exhibition. I have always loved his paintings of Parisian Ballerina’s i don’t think there is another artist out there that could and can capture movement and light in a painting like Degas could. If you have never heard of him or think art and painting aren’t for you, seriously degas’ work is beautiful, delicate and truly awe-inspiring. Me and mum spent three and half hours in the exhibition just staring at the paintings. If you dont like paintings there was a mixture of sculpture and his photography which was beautiful.

Above are some of the sketches i did of the paintings hanging in the exhibition, you couldn’t take photos so i opted for the next best thing…drawing the paintings. So i took my trusty moleskin along and some watercolours and sketched away here is what i created



  1. October 15, 2011 / 11:19 am

    Ohh I really want to see this! Beaut drawings. I love how you included the frames xxx

  2. October 15, 2011 / 11:36 am

    I was going to ask if you would post some pictures from your sketchbook yesterday 🙂 haha strange. They look great. And Degas' paintings are beautiful!

  3. October 15, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    I really want to go to this exhibition!

  4. October 16, 2011 / 5:48 am

    These are enchanting. I've always loved the fragility of pencil shading. Glad you snapped these photographs.

    hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *

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