Valees Shape Impressionism

The latest achievement for our art group was to create an individual piece using the work of Berthe Morisot, one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, as their inspiration. 

Morisot was known for her technique of using swift movements to capture scenes of everyday life.

The Valees chose the patio as the viewpoint from which to paint what they saw before them. Working with acrylics on small canvasses, they used brushes and natural sponges to produce their work. The resultant pastel coloured paintings were an instantaneous reflection of summertime in the The Vale’s garden. One artist chose to paint an image of Berthe herself.

An exhibition of Morisot’s work: ‘Shaping Impressionism’ is running at the Dulwich Picture Gallery until 10 September. It explores a new angle on the artist’s practice and features work never previously seen in the UK.