I caught the bus into the city and the Fine Arts library at Auckland Uni.  Here I found books I could not get in the local community libraries.  Books even in French and German.  Some translated into English… I read and took notes ( from the English written ones), and went to  a lecture on Russian constructivism with my niece who is studying Art History.  So much fun.

Working from Daumiers illustrations

Working from Daumier's illustrations

It was brilliant to see Daumiers style from simple lines drawings that showed so much, to line and tone to this mad running line that characterised his final style.

I felt really at home with this man and his art style and I want to explore his paintings now.