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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Haller Fountain, catified, Donna Bickley

My whimsical response to your challenge of using a media one is not used to using. I used Derwent Metallic Pencils and Caran d'Ache Supracolor soft colored pencils  - both water-soluble used with water mostly/
This scene is inspired by a bronze cast sculpture of Galatea (,Greek sea nymph) installed in Port Townsend, Washington. Behind the actual fountain. a high staircase leads to the Uptown area of the city. First shown at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago,  the original of this statue, a 7' woman with cherubs and sea creatures, at her feet, was purchased from a catalog in 1906 and has had several incarnations including a breast augmentation in the 1950's by someone who thought the original model was too flat-chested.


  1. I liked reading the history of this statue and have to say your rendition is very it.

  2. Kind of liking working with colored pencils, these soft ones anyhwayh. Glad you enjoyed it, Ann!

  3. What fun! I'm sure I must have seen this when we were there around fifteen years ago! Love your drawing of it!

  4. /Thanks for the felinious comments (that's felicitoos catified)!


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