Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tutankamen's mask, a wonderful challenge - in watercolours...

Cathie's terrific Tut
From time to time the Aquarellistas work on a project that is meant to show the different styles, the variation in colour use and composition. We do that by working on the exact same subject and see what happens. In this case it was the golden mask of 'King Tut'  of ancient Egypt, who was a pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around 1324 B.C. Very inspiring for us, this 'boy king', as you can see. 
The watercolours are amazing, all of them, with their different expressions and interpretation - yet they have the youth and beauty in common!
Same guy, different version - with a lot of character! by Vanessa.
Celina painted a part of his face and made him look so wise

Liz painted the whole mask in this slightly melancholic version

Marie-Claire gave him a more determined expression - and did wonderful work with salt and the metallic effect.

Judith created a free and symbolic version - but undeniably Tutankamen

 What a clever and serious expression does this one have. Beautifully created by Helene who decided to keep the light and stay modest with the colours

Marina went for a mild look and also took just a part of the face.

Wanna see more? Here are some 'making of' or 'before and after' pictures

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