Friday, May 18, 2007
Life Drawing class
Last night was the museums monthly life drawing class. Marta and I went over early and had tapas and a sangria at Seville's a spanish resturant. It was really quiet and was great to just sit and visit with her for a bit before class. She painted as I talked and we ordered some great food. We ordered coffee and and apple tart ala mode for desert, yummy! There was not time to draw or paint that, we ate it too fast. It was just enough before our class. We had a wonder full figured black women to draw. I really was pleased with the results, Marta and I had both agreed that tonight we would paint masterpieces! Her facial features were hard for me to draw for several reasons. I was using one of my new giant graphite sticks and its like trying to draw details with a crayon, no good. Secondly, the lighting and her skin being so dark, made it hard to see lots of details and value changes. I started doing sketches but ended up painting one watercolor. It was a great night, so much fun and lots of people from the plein aire group too.