ATCs – Caillebotte Style


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I seem to be in a perpetual state of catching up with my art lately, so for the new week or so, I’m going to share ATCs that I did for swaps back in 2009. You wouldn’t believe how many ATCs I cranked out that year. Or maybe you would, if you know me. I am nothing if not obsessive!

The Caillebotte swap was one in a series of ATCs where we were challenged to either copy the works of, or do our own work in the style of one of the masters. I had never hears of Caillebotte at that time, but I quite enjoyed doing these.

All of these were done with Pitt Brush Pens and Elmer’s White Acrylic pen on illustration board.

Artwork above:

A Man and His Dog Caillebotte style – For this one, I copied one of Caillebotte’s works, but I gave the man a long coat and weird glasses, ala The Matrix. I don’t remember why I did this, and possibly there was no reason, lol.

Chrysanthemums Garden – This was more or less a copy.

Sailboats in Argenteuil – more or less a copy. The purpose behind these Masters swaps (other than to make ATCs to trade) was to learn and I believe Caillebotte taught me quite a bit about color and composition, even though I was using different mediums.

The Canoes – I remember quite clearly, Hubby was watching a B movie horror show about a giant python and I really considered adding one to this. As you can see I didn’t, and I pat myself on the back for showing restraint, lol.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

7 thoughts on “ATCs – Caillebotte Style”

    1. Thank you, Jeanie. The Pitt brush pens are fiber ones, small nibbed with just a little flex, and they use India Ink, so they are a little different from most of the brush pens out there. I don’t use them too much this days because my interest has shifted to different mediums, but they are fantastic pens.

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