|Glad To Be Here, 8 x 6, graphite, Thirty Minute Drawing Series|
Thirty Minutes Drawing:
I had a heck of a time photographing this drawing this morning! I tried a number of camera setting, settling on the one for black and white documents--and I still got shades of gray across the page! It's too damn cold to go out under the open sky to shoot--plus there's snow on the deck. So imagine this on a white ground.
|I'll be in The Hot Tub, 9 x 12 oil sketch in progress|
In The Studio:
I'll be in The Hot Tub was in hot water yesterday. But thanks to sketching her first, I didn't have any difficulties correcting her weight on the supporting leg and resetting the tilt of her head. My initial draw in with paint and brush had been way off. Her stance was sound, however, by the time fatigue set it and I closed up shop. As you know, small formats make me nervous; they tighten me up. It took a full hour and a half before my frustration pushed me to a what-the-hell attitude and I started to go at her with loose dabs, dashes and strokes that fell off the canvas. I intend to push her around again this afternoon. Up tight was not acceptable. What was very acceptable was being back at the easel.