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Friday, September 26, 2008

Life Drawing at the 'Village...

I have found that since I've been working fairly non-stop on series' illustration that trying to fit in time for personal art has become problematic (it may just be me, your mileage may vary).

So, since I was starting to feel like I didn't have enough going on in my life (*cough*), I volunteered to monitor a Life Drawing series back at the art studio I used to teach at before my-life-of-relentless-deadlines.

Arts Umbrella is located in the quaint and charming Country Village.

It was a beautiful, sunny morning, with their weekly Farmer's Market in full swing (nearly the last one of the season).


One of the reasons I love Country Village is that there are all kinds of critters underfoot -

Including this mama-hen with her *10,* just days-old chicks. Awfully late in the season for these babies...

But back to Life Drawing - in trying to put these sessions together with enough attendance to pay for the models I stumbled across the most wonderful 'event' site: Meetup. This site and service was new to me, and boy is it comprehensive! and a terrific meeting tool. I'm looking forward to expanding its use in the future.

And I must say that the figure drawing session went well. We had a terrific turn-out and a great model. It's been some time since I've done life drawing and am working out the kinks in the rusty anatomical-observational skills, but it felt really good to be doing it again. Doing something that is just art, for art's sake rather than for a client or deadline. And the whole rationale behind being 'in charge' was to make certain the I would have no excuse not to attend.

This should work!

6 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful, beautiful drawings. I love your figure drawings there is so much sensitivity in them.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do so love stopping off here for a while! I've added you to my blog roll to make it easier!

Happy weekend and fabulous rooster!

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

wonderful figure drawings...love the chickens too, there's nothing like little peeps.

Vickie said...

Nice life drawings! I do love seeing your work. The peeps are so cute. I can understand why you enjoy that place.

Michelle Palmer said...

Mission trips are so important...
The people touched & those in service have enormous rewards~ wishing your son all the best...prayers for all of you~
LOVE your photos!
So great of you to share...
Michelle

Merisi said...

Wonderful,e verything, the photos, your drawings! I wish you many many hours of doing something just for your art's sake, to recharge and relax.