I teach an illustration course every spring semester. One assignment is to recreate an artwork from art history using colored pencil and markers. I decided to challenge myself to the same assignment in my Moleskine sketchbook.
A quick pencil sketch of a wonderful sculpture by Daniel Chester French entitled Benediction and completed in 1922. Mr. French is best known for the seated Abraham Lincoln found at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. This small-scale sculpture is a beautiful winged, hooded angel figure who reaches her arms out with palms down blessing those who appear before her person.
Angel sketches based on the artwork of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, a Venetian painter and printmaker.
Charles Wesley was born on December 18, 1707 to Susanna Wesley and Samuel Wesley in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. Charles was the younger brother of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement. In 1730 he graduated from Christ College in Oxford with a B.A. and earned an M.A. from the same institution in 1732.
Charles Wesley was ordained deacon and elder in the Church of England in 1735. He died March 29, 1788 after writing over 5000 hymns including: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.