I’ve been under the weather lately, unable to attend my painting class. I was a little disappointed to run out of the drawings from my sketchbook to post here because I don’t have the new painting to show yet. But when I decided last night to start a quick sketch from a picture I recently [...]
charcoal teapots – a few years old
This first one is one of my favorite portraits.
Before the end of my last term I showed my teacher the photograph on which I want to base my next painting. He told me that it reminded him of something that John Singer Sargent would have painted. He couldn’t have chosen a name better to provide both motivation and intimidation.
A few years [...]
For ages, every time I took a drawing class certain materials would land on the supply list but never be used – conté crayon being the biggest culprit. In the last year I’ve finally begun using the sanguine conté pretty regularly. But the white conté [...]
The evening went something like this:
I arrived to class a late and flustered. I was tired and a little out of sorts but didn’t want to miss class because I’ve missed twice already this term. We had a very quick demonstration and dove directly into the drawing [...]
A couple of weeks ago the model was unable to make it for our class. So our teacher set us to a collaborative exercise. He took a drawing and cut it into one inch square pieces. He then gave us each a piece of [...]
Had my first session of the summer figure drawing class I’m in this week. Gesture was ok, but was followed by a drawing I’m glad to toss and forget. This was the last pose of the night and I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out.
I haven’t [...]
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