Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Home stretch

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.

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