After François Gérard, Madame Récamier
I've been looking at some of the wonderful work by François Gérard, born in Italy in 1770. His portrait of Madame Récamier in 1805 was commissioned by the sitter after she disliked the original work by Gérard's tutor. Here I’ve used oil pastels where the original artist used oils. Mostly Neocolor 1 and Neopastel on Clairefontaine Gris paper A3.
About the Artist
I've had very little tuition over the years except for a two year course during the late 1990s in watercolour. Since retirement in 2012, I now have time to pursue my love of painting. In recent years I have ventured into linoprinting, acrylics , oils and gouache. Gouache is fast becoming my…View full profile