As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been attending online art sessions and classes, and I’m totally hooked! On my 70th birthday last year, because of restrictions I was unable to do anything special to celebrate, so as a pressie to myself (selfish I know) I promised myself that if I saw something I wanted to buy I would buy it, (as long as it was within reason of course!) So, after buying myself an Aran jumper, I continue to sign up to various art courses. I’m still enjoying them immensely, some are free drawing sessions via zoom, some are paid online courses working along with the tutor, watching and using their work practice, it’s been stimulating, gratifying and thoroughly inspiring.
I’m not sure whether I’ve changed my own work practice as a consequence, because when I paint I still seem to paint the same way as ever, but I’m not concerned because it’s all about accumulating knowledge isn’t it?
Here’s a range of recent sketches, some from courses, some not.
Some sketches from last week’s drawing session with @drawingisfree _org, (by the way anyone can join this free Monday morning 1 hour session, so if you feel like hooking up its at 9am Paris time) all sketches have 3-4 minutes limit, depending on the songs played to accompany them.
Yesterday I did a drawing session run by Ilker Cinarel at stivesschoolofpainting.com, tutoring us through the way Picasso drew and painted, here of some of mine
and lastly a charcoal drawing of Polo, my friend’s rescue dog Polo from Roumania. He was caged all his life, he’s about six, deaf and very happy with his mum and dad who’ve had him a few months now.
He’s a beautiful brute of a white boxer, and has a gold medal in sleeping.