I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog starts in my second year of working almost exclusively from the figure.
In the fall of 2015 I reintroduced still lifes and an occasional cityscape into my painting repertoire. Rather than abandon this figure blog or start a new one I decided to just add them to the conservation.
All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from the live model.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
A surprise figure drawing session this week. August was supposed to be an off month for the group. Vacation schedules and other summer obligations made it difficult to gather a quorum. A small core, however, apparently had withdrawal issues and Susan Ishii graciously called a "private" session. What a delight! I was only able to stay the first hour or so but the environment was wonderful. Model, lighting and setting all worked and from what I saw during a hasty exit so did the drawing.
After some five minute warm ups here is my thirty minute oil pastel effort.