a project : Paintings of Painters Painting : Drawings of Draughts-Persons Drawing

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNET COLLABORATIVE PROJECT…. Following on from a previous post Painters, Draughts-Persons & The Educative Value of Demonstrations I thought it’d be fun to gather a few of the images from ‘Le Musée Imagainaire’ (André Malraux). Images of paintings of painters painting or drawings of draughts-persons drawing. All levels, from genius to absolute beginner. Painting holidays or painting workshops are great occasions to practice this subject. Do you have an artwork of this type of subject? I’m going to create a static web page for these when I’ve done a ’round-up’. If you’d like to be included, why not send me a web-ready image (72 dpi 500 pixels largest dimension – please don’t jam up my letterbox with heavy files!!), and I’ll include it. It could be fun to get all these images together. Pourquoi pas? All levels welcome. Preferably your own work. Ongoing project – no deadline. Please spread the word & invite your friends.


‘The Lesson’ John Singer SARGENT 1911 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite, with wax resist, on paper 38.1 x 46.4 cm (15 x 18 1/4 in.) The Hayden Collection. Charles Henry Hayden Fund

‘The Artist Drawing, Seated Astride a Fallen Tree, with Another Figure Watching over his Shoulder’ Claude LORRAIN (1600_1682) Brown Wash over Black Chalk 213 x 319 mm The British Museum


‘Workshopper’ Jeanne DOBIE , AWS watercolour sketch quartersheet arches 140 gms collection of Elizabeth Fuller reproduced in ‘Making Color Sing’ by Jeanne DOBIE, Watson – Guptil, 1986

‘Adam Teaching, Painting Holidays au Chateau de Lanquais, 1999’
oil & charcoal on gessoed card
A4 ©
‘Annabel Drawing’
Felt tip
pens 2007 ©
‘Painters in the Park’
quarter sheet watercolour 2008 ©
‘Students Painting in the Studio’
watercolour 2007 ©
Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers’
73 X 93 CM
Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdam
‘Art Class at EL Tech’
Gillian Hill
‘Vivienne at Lanquais’
Cathy Gatland
40 x 25 cm
‘ Palette Layout Diagram – with Painters Tea-Break insert’
Cathy Gatland
A5 Sketchbook
‘Artist Sketching’
pencil in sketchbook
‘The Delights of Art’
1896 engraving


Ed Terpening
Oil on Linen
‘Chez Caty’ aquarelle 24 x 32 cm © adam cope
‘Thierry painting on the Streets’ ink 15 x 24 cm © adam cope

3 Comments on “a project : Paintings of Painters Painting : Drawings of Draughts-Persons Drawing

  1.  by  Cathy Gatland

    Oh, welcome back Adam! Hope you had wonderful workshops – wish I could have been back there again, sigh. This does sound like a fun exercise… are they allowed to be from photographs? as it didn’t occur to me to paint my fellow students at the time in the Dordogne(it may take months to spot a plein-air painter around here). Or I could go to the rec centre… time limit?

  2.  by  Adam Cope

    hi cathy

    do your thing! whatever, if you’re happy with working from photos, then that’s OK…whatever.
    Maybe an image of the three sisters painting? happy days i think

    no time limit

    please kindly spread the word, it should gather momentum, like most good projects.

    hope you are well

  3.  by  Cathy Gatland

    I have linked to this post on my blog today, where I have put a watercolour of Vivienne painting at Lanquais – which I will be emailing to you for this project, but am out of computer-time for today- will get there tomorrow!
    Best wishes