Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"Andrew Wyeth - 1983"

I have been reading a biography about Andrew Wyeth and went to Barnes and Noble this afternoon to find a book with some of his paintings that are mentioned but not shown in the book I'm reading. In the back of the book I found was a photograph taken of him in 1983, so I sat there in the coffee shop and worked on it staying much longer than I had intended.

Having seen his work twice, once in DC, way back in the 1980's, and most recently in Seattle, I have been a fan of his work for a long time.

What I find most intriguing about him is the detail he used in his tempera paintings, and the degree of thought and planning he put into his art.

According to the book I am reading now, most of his art was apparently heavily influenced by experiences he had as a young child in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, under the tutelage and direction of a man who was bigger than life, his father, N.C.

ink in sketchbook


  1. What an excellent portrait!
    So detailed and expressive.
    Three cheers, Doug

  2. Pleased to see this great sketch - I am currently reaading a book about his father. It is a series of letters written by Andrew Wyeth's father to his family. Contains lots of tales of Chadd Ford.

  3. I agree with Doug - it Is and excellent portrait! Well done! nancy

  4. great portrait, so expressive, I like a lot the work in the lines.