Amman Hashemtite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman Hashemtite Kingdom of Jordan : a sketch from the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre overlooking the city of Amman with the ancient Citadel on the far horizon (backdrop photo to frame the sketch)
I had about 5 minutes to complete a quick pen sketch which I coloured in later.
Sitting high above the orchestra and stage area, the weather was warm in November with a slight breeze to keep cool by.
Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.
Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.
Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.
Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider to enrich the viewing experience.
To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.
That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.