The model was originally from Spain and had a sort of playful quality - really great at holding a pose, too. This was a quick one, of course; these short sketches have to stand or fall on what's put down on the surface in a short time. I think quick studies can be one of the best drawing improvers, plus show a bit of the artist in an unguarded moment. It's on 7 x 5" Pastelbord. Thank you for visiting my blog.
I went to the Matisse exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Friday, then on Saturday, I attended a photogravure printmaking workshop sponsored by the McNay Art Museum. I've been a busy girl. See my August 23rd post.
I am Visual Language Magazine's "Artist of the Day" for August 16th! Thank You VL!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.