Today at the studio with the model I was relaxed and took it slow, no plans just doing what I felt like.
I had a wonderful time at life drawing today as I completely, well almost, detached myself from the results of my drawings.
I really didn’t have a lot of intense focus today to pull out some really good drawings but the distraction was partly worth it.
Figure drawing in graphite today and I focused on deliberate practice as outlined in the book Peak by Anders Ericsson.
Doing a life drawing for a demo that I will be giving in the spring but after doing the drawing today I decided to go…
This week we are back to drawing the model and I feel I captured Magera’s expression well.
The model didn’t show up today so we took turns posing and drawing each other. It was a wonderful drawing session!
I moved a little out of my comfort zone today by using nothing but bigger brushes. I didn’t even take small brushes with me to…
Back to the open studio this weekend and the group is at a new and very cozy place.
I was having so much fun in gouache the past couple days that I decided to try it in the open studio session today.
Today’s open studio session went really well with enlarging my normal figure size and focusing.
I had a very focused session today and an even more wonderful conversation afterwards.
I feel this session went very well, I was focused and able to achieve flow several times throughout the three hours.
I normally put the model’s name with the title of these but I have forgotten it.
My past attempts at a larger head have failed, so today I try and address that failing of mine.
For my painting today I was trying to follow an idea from Robert Henri in his book The Art Spirit.
I’m working hard to find my own voice and have the courage to create what I want to create regardless of how my art is…
I’m definitely out of my comfort zone when painting a portrait from the live model and I’m super excited to work hard on this and…
Okay, “disaster” may be a bit melodramatic but I did have some challenges with painting the models portrait today.
As promised I brought my paints with me to life drawing and pulled off a really tiny figure painting that I’m happy with. Next time…
Today I had my first session at the Cooper Lanza gallery in Fairhaven. It was great and I plan to attend every Sunday with Brett.
I made the drive almost 2 hours south to see good friends and do more life drawing on Whidbey Island.
Life drawing today and I found it hard to get started until I focused.
I’ve discovered, or re-discovered that I have a hard time drawing women with subtle curves. Definitely something I need to work on.