|Seated Nude, oil pastel, 9" X 6 1/2", 2015|
The next step
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.
Monday, August 24, 2015
It is clear that a repeating topic of this blog has been the eminent demise of not just the blog itself but of my entire art career. Obviously I have issues. This has been a recurring theme in my life but now it shows up in print. I have worked in places where certain disgruntled individuals regularly threatened to quit. It could become tiresome as they seemed to be the ones who stayed the longest.
Maybe these false declarations help me keep going by providing a theoretical exit during difficult times. My aim is to continue drawing, painting and posting as long as they remain challenging and provide purpose and satisfaction. I anticipate the figure remaining part of the mix. So as Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say "never mind". Just ignore any future harangues.