|watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, collage, crayon|
30 x 22
My journey down the road last weekend turned out to be quiet a detour. Not unexpected. I chose to go a little ways down a new path so to speak. Inspired by Liz Hill's beautiful figures and recognizing a long desire to paint from live models, I jumped at the chance to take a figurative workshop with Liz at the Dragonfly Gallery. Oh, what a warm place to create.
I have to tell you, I didn't go by myself. As hard as I tried to leave "her" here in the home studio, "she" perched on my shoulder and babbled in my ear all the way down the road. You know, saying things like, "what do you think you are doing....etc etc".
Determined. I was. So on arrival, I quietly sent her under the table.
We enjoyed a different model each day and on day three, after the 3 and 5 minute warm up sketches, we all did a piece with multiple poses. I switched to a full size sheet but still didn't manage to get legs and feet. So much to learn and so much fun. Now, where in the world will I find live models....