Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Workshop with Liz Hill

watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, collage, crayon
30 x 22
WOW! What an excursion! 
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....
I'm hooked.....

15 comments:

  1. This is wonderful!! Send that brat under the table or out the door, for good!
    I love the drawing, and I love the finished painting. I only wish I could have been there for the in-between process!

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  2. I've always wanted to try this too, but I have a huge fear of it. Fear that I will be too slow, fear that I won't be able to see clearly enough to draw, fear of drawing with others in the room, fear that I simply won't be able to do it. Your is just wonderful. Maybe if I had my own little shoulder sitter, so I wouldn't have to go it alone, I could work up the nerve to try it. :)

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  3. Yes yes Melisa, those are exactly all the fears that I had too. You must try it. You just kinda get OK with the fact that they aren't all perfect.

    Thank you Janine and supplies overflowing, I wish you could have been there too.

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  4. I love the composition and patterns you used in this piece...nice work Sharon. This has so much life in it.

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  5. Wow, this is amazing Sharon. Holy Moly. It's already a beautiful piece. All I can say is that I am in awe of your talent and gift, for it truly is a gift.

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  6. Sharon...this painting is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! love it

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  7. I love this painting...so wonderful...free and vibrant!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. STUUUUU PENDDDDDD OUSSSSSSSSSS!

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  9. Love it love it love it! Soooo talented you inspire us to keep trying :)

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  10. You make it look so easy, and it is not...great fun!!! Hugs, mary

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  11. The piece you created is awesome and very inspiring! Now I want to attend the local weekly "Sketch Club."!

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  12. The piece you created is awesome and very inspiring! Now I want to attend the local weekly "Sketch Club."!

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  13. I envy you! I would love to take a class with her but will hope to see one online! Your painting is absolutely wonderful, there is still that Sharon/Norah style. How fun!

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