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.
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.
I think I learned a lot today at life drawing. Or maybe it was just an affirmation of previous things learned but it was a…
I had a wonderful time today drawing Steven. Sometimes everything is just right and the creative energy flows easily.
I feel like I’m getting better at painting in the open studio every Saturday but it could be because Randy is such an awesome model.
These life drawing sessions of a two hour painting is really testing my ability, I’m going to keep doing them so I can get better.
I sat closer to the model today because I wanted to see the subtleties of color in the models skin. I definitely saw more color…
I reminded of why I paint on surfaces primed with acrylic gesso today.
I could have spent a few more sessions on this painting refining all the subtle nuance of value and color.
It’s been a while since I’ve used oil in a life drawing session and I’m really happy with this first of two sessions.
After an hour of drawing from the model I decided to play around a bit.
In today’s portrait session I decided to try acrylic, at first I thought it would be fun, but I found it very frustrating.
Normally I move around the room and do a different drawing every 20 minutes but today I felt like staying in one place and working…
After last weeks portrait session I noticed that my drawing was very flat, so this session I focused on planes and the form.
Gloria is a wonderful model that I have drawn over the years here and today’s session is no different except I experimented a bit.
Young smooth faces are much harder to draw then a face with some history.
Some days are easier than others. Today was an easy day and it seemed that drawing Randy was almost effortless.
For the month of February I will be doing a portrait drawing/painting session ever Wednesday. Today was the first day.
Having trouble at life drawing today, for some reason all my figures are coming out stiff, awkward and inaccurate.
Back in the open studio again this morning for some wonderful drawing of the human figure.
It’s been weeks since the last open studio life drawing here on the island and I have missed it.
It’s been a couple weeks since I was at life drawing due to holiday activities, I wish there was more than on life drawing group…
Life Drawing this morning and it was a good session. I was able to last the entire three hours.
I drew differently today, I was thinking more about energy and the human body rather than proportions.
I’m very happy with my drawings today of Randy.
Today we drew Shawna and I stayed for the whole session.
I was happy with the drawings today but even happier that I went the full time.