Friday, March 30, 2012

Portrait of the female model

Carol Berry, Portrait of the female model. graphite on paper, 24 x 18 inches. ©2012.

I am happy to say that I've been enjoying the company of my DVAC fellow Tuesday nighters for 3 weeks in a row, I might just be getting back into a regular habit of making art. 

Sometimes I think that drawing different strangers, week after week, is a waste of energy, that I should be spending my time more productively by painting in my studio. But to get back to painting more regularly, I have to get back into a habit of making art more regularly, and so I draw strangers, with the added incentive of being with my friends.

Last Friday I went to see the DVAC Friday night speaker, the talented photographer, Craig Boyko. Photography and painting are so similar and yet so different, I love doing both and I left the talk feeling very inspired. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Portrait of the model

Carol Berry, Portrait of the model. graphite on paper, 24 x 18 inches. ©2012.

A benefit of the change to Daylight Savings Time this past weekend is that it was still light out after dinner. This gave me the will to get out to the this week's Tuesday evening life session at the Don Valley Art Club. It was great to see my friends and my eldest came with me which is always nice. I worked on this drawing for an hour and a half and am pretty happy with the result, especially since I was feeling pretty rusty!