Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Naked Muse

I actually sat down and read a book this weekend. And an excellent book it is too. Kelley Swain is a writer and life model and talks about her experiences of the latter. Well-wriiten and thought-provoking - I thoroughly recommend it to all life drawing enthusiasts. And people who aren't.

Monday, 30 May 2016

May life drawing

It was our monthly life drawing day with Brian Saturday before last so here are the results.

Bits of the painting are okay - definitely not the head. The colour is wrong too. Too brown. But if I'm only painting for two hours a month, progress is going to be stupidly slow. Thought needed.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Sit rep

Art work grinds on at half the speed of smell... Got the first aquatint done on this plate, PB the 8th. So busy at the moment with work, the house, the Aged P - no time for anything else. But that has been my mantra for so long now I'm boring myself.

I shouldn't complain about work being busy as it means the business is taking off. Potentially five new pieces of work came in this week which means that, if they all go ahead, the next couple of months will be pretty busy. This is a good thing but I need to plan carefully so I can fit in some art time. Lighter evenings, twilight studio sessions perhaps, data fatigue allowing.