During lockdown we have developed our skills in the Masterpiece challenges set by art teacher extraordinaire Deana Kim Page. In Deana’s classes we create our own versions of paintings by famous artists. This certainly takes us out of our comfort zone but offers valuable rewards in terms of learning new techniques and exploring different media.

The Lady of Shalott
The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. Ruth's version in pastel pencil.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère painting
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet Ruth's version in acrylic
Italian landscape
Pastoral Landscape 1648 by Claude Lorrain. Bryan's version in acrylic.
A Painting of Venice
Venice - The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore by JMW Turner. Ruth's version in pastel.
Painting of Whistler's Mother
Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (aka Whistler's Mother) by James McNeill Whistler. Bryan's version in acrylic.
Christina's World painting
Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth. Ruth's version in Inktense pencil.
The Hay Wain painting
The Hay Wain by John Constable. Bryan's version in acrylic.
Self portrait of woman artist
Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi. Ruth's version in pastel pencil.