An Invitation to Gaze

A virtual exhibition of paintings by Hannah Barnes
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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Holiday Sketches with Brushes

(Above) La femme en bleu
A sketch produced using the Brushes App on iPad.

(Above) La femme d'Antibes

The blog posts have been rather rare of late as I have been away on holiday in the south of France. I've been staying in St Paul de Vence, near Nice, where the skies are blue and art abounds. The holiday was a chance to visit a lot of galleries with some wonderful collections and to see some glorious art (the Maeght Foundation at St Paul de Vence with the Miro Labyrinth and Miro stained glass, the Matisse Chapel at Vence, the Picasso Museum at Antibes, the Matisse museum in Nice). The return drive home through northern France also took us to the Matisse Museum at Cateau Cambrésis - another great collection. All very inspiring, as is the Brushes App, which I have recently acquired with a new iPad. Again, the holiday allowed time to try this new tool... already I am hooked. Here then are a few of my first sketches with Brushes.

Maeght Foundation

Matisse Chapel at Vence

Guardian article about the Picasso Museum in Antibes

Matisse Museum, Nice

Matisse Museum, Cateau Cambrésis, northern France