I do love my studio, which is a short walk from my house, right next door in fact. It's a funky agricultural building of metal and plastic, with plywood walls to hide storage and display art, and to block the wind which whistles through on occasion bringing rain and general dampness. This is a collection of photos of some of the work I've been doing this month. Some of it is still in progress, but most of it is quick sketches from our two weekly life drawing sessions.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
We had a beautiful young model today for our drawing group, with a natural sense of grace and very big dreadlocks. These are 20 minute studies:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After a half-year of health issues it's a huge pleasure to sink into a creative space again in the studio. I rearranged my furniture a bit, cleared some wall space, and embarked on a set of light and pretty abstracts just for fun and practice. Meanwhile of course we have the Saturday and Tuesday life drawing group which has become my absolute favorite thing, rivaled only by my early morning yoga and dip in the ocean at Kehena Beach.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Our little local artists' group has been getting together every Saturday in my studio (from 9 to 11:30 if you can make it!). We sketch from a model, with the longest poses being 20 minutes. This is a great practice and warm up, but can be frustrating, as there is never enough time to do much but block in the figure. We were inspired by a young model named Alison, from Kalani eco-resort, to schedule a long session, which we are now enjoying every Tuesday morning (10 - 12:30). We've had her three times so far, and are going to draw her again next week. She is an exquisite beauty and makes me think of a girl in an anime drawing. I love the long poses because I can finally get some subtleties into my rendering of flesh tones and anatomy.