American artefacts

A couple of speedy sketches from the highly recommended American Museum in Bath“The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States”. First a small bronze version of the famous 1909 statue ‘Appeal to the Great Spirit’. Then a huge ship’s figurehead from 1840, in the Folk Arts room, probably from a ship called ‘The Mohawk’; the head’s about four foot tall and much darker in life, with deeply carved lines on the face. I used brown and dark-blue Derwent pencils for both sketches, with light watercolour washes and white gel pen added at home to finish; no Lexington grey!

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About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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