Saturday, June 8, 2019

21B Rooftop Study

21B Rooftop Study
conte pencil

My landlord has allowed me access to the roof. I've spend much time up there this week, sketching and getting acquainted with the views.

It's a little difficult getting up there; I have to climb an extension ladder then pull myself and all my supplies up through a skinny hatch in the ceiling. I have a fear but also a fascination with heights- I think the worry keeps me on high alert.

The other day I slipped up there and landed hard on my tailbone. Today I dropped my new metal easel on my own head as I was trying to get through the hatch. Hope that was it for the mishaps up there- for a while.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Spring Onions

oil on board 8"x6"

The local farmer's market opened for the season on Saturday, and I'm hoping to find inspiration there each week for a while. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Life Drawing (and Painting)

I'm running a life drawing/painting group, and so I HAVE to show up every week. The fifth month in, I'm feeling more confident. What great practice, and what great fun it is!

Painting from a live model is exciting the way painting outdoors is- there is a strict time limit imposed, so you have to make clear, concise and quick decisions, focusing on what really matters.

We alternate weeks between shorter poses and one three hour pose. Here are some of the drawings and paintings I've been the most happy with, starting with a painting from last night: