Life Drawing: Lisa

I had a very focused session today and an even more wonderful conversation afterwards.

My original idea for today was to do a very simple block-in of the figure while focusing on the drawing but that didn’t quite happen. So I just went with my feelings and was able to focus and get into a nice flow of work. I was also not worried too much about accuracy and just wanted to achieve some weight, form and the essence of the model.

We are beginning to have a Sunday ritual of lunch after open studio time and today I was very grateful for the ability to try and impart some wisdom while receiving some heartfelt emotion and learning myself. Thank you Lisa and Brett for a wonderful art session and an inspiring lunch conversation.

What went well?

Able to focus well and drop into a flow. I also covered the entire canvas and at least got all of the model represented on the canvas. I really like the overall values for the painting.

What didn’t go so well?

My drawing could be a lot better here. Even though I was not going for accuracy I still would like to achieve some kind of believable mass and form of the body.

What did I learn?

Have fun, focus and get into the flow. That is more important than making a spectacular work of art. Plus, be open to suggestions and sharing.

Session Details

  • Session: 2494
  • Work: 1614
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 14"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Cooper Lanza Gallery
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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2 Responses

  1. Awesome! Thanks Chris! I’m so excited and grateful for the time after and for your energy! It reminds me of the joy of practice:)! Thanks for sharing with me! 🙂 I took a break from homework and set a timer today for 30 min drawing session at a cafe!

    1. WOW! that is absolutely wonderful! I feel so humbled to have actually influenced someone, YAY! Keep it up, your art is amazing, I would love to see your work and watch it grow.

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