Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Oct 7 - Fun with the Model, Drawing and Painting

Last night a great group of artists came to the studio and painted/drew this model. I'm enjoying sharing with you the three (worthy!) images that came off my Conte crayons and acrylics last night. I'm seriously rusty on the 3-minute poses (the drawings) but didn't do too badly on the 15 minutes acrylic. In these drawings, I used black and sepia Conte and allowed the white of the paper to be the lights.

It was quite enjoyable to have a man smile and laugh with me, as I know this fellow from another "lifetime". And I'll be seeing other good friends this week, too. My art is so connected to what's going on in my life, and sometimes I have to realize that what I am is not determined by others, but only by my own self--and continue to do what I know best--make art that speaks both to me, and hopefully to others.

Here's the second three-minute pose. Looser, less shapes and more line. I do like that my drawing ability is still available to me when I need it.

And the third, the acrylic, was done with little regard to temperature (the Color System) as it was done in less than 15 minutes.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Character is everything.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wonderful, enriching friendships I have with so many people across the globe reinforces this quote, and I am honored to have you enjoy my art and musings.

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