I joined an art class recently and we have a life model for a few weeks. An artist friend set up classes in the next village, he said to come along whenever I like, which is great because usually I have to drive miles for something like that.
I enjoy being back working amongst a group of artists, the last life-drawing class I did was 47 years ago at art school, and after a nervous start ( I was tempted to curl my arm round and hide what I was doing while I worked) I lost all fears, and now enjoy the concentration it requires. The 3 hours just whizz by.
From 3 classes so far I’ve loads of drawings, here are a few
in yesterday’s class the model stayed in the same pose for the whole session and we were encouraged to move around
I’m still playing with the ipad and painting from the images I’ve made. I’ve no work at the moment so I’m basking in the luxury of having time to garden in the mornings and work in the studio in the afternoons.
this, below, isn’t finished yet, the iPad image is stronger so this one needs work:
and a couple more, recent, paintings:
oil on board 24×18
oil on paper 30×45
stages 1 (acrylic) and 2 ( oil), 18×24:
and 3 oil