Our annual group life drawing exhibition opens on Friday, and I am not sure what I will be putting in the show yet.
Last night one of our favourite models was able to pose for us after a bit of an absence, and I was quite pleased with my evening efforts. Several members of the group sometimes tease me about the emphasis I put on hands, and I suppose they have a point.
I stretched my paper before class and sometimes used a flat brush, which really improves my technique.
I don't travel to the States anymore to execute portraits, and I think it was a good decision. I need to paint freely now just for myself, without worrying about satisfying a client. Apparently even John Singer Sargent battled with his patrons on a regular basis.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The chilly winter rains have been endless this year, but occasionally when the sun breaks through the ground, my rambling club is able to pull on our wellies and venture into the countryside which is lush, green and beautiful. Here are some snaps from Monday afternoon.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
1. Had a complete break/melt down stressing about getting a French driving license after driving for 45 years. Two years and 400 euros later, finally succeeded, yeay, but ordeal was a nightmare and I have spent a good deal of the last six months ranting, crying and whining, so be pleased I spared you.
2. We have had a really long, damp, chillly, muddy dark winter and I didn't escape to the southern or even western hemispheres.
3. My digital camera is acting up. Probably going to have to get a new one but meanwhile here is a lovely summery image that I found somewhere yet haven't managed to find the identity of the artist. Love it.
4. I have been posting a lot on Facebook which I like as it's so interactive and allows me to keep in touch with faraway friends and family.
So having said all that, I will get going again. My life drawing group is getting ready for our annual exhibition, I have started my herb and salad garden and am about to dig up my communal potagé. which I am going to share with my friend Nicole. Have a great bi-weekly walking group which is wonderful way not only to exercise me and the dogs but discover more of this beautiful part of the world I am so lucky to live in.