Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Figure Group

On Tuesday nights I attend a figure group at work. I want to enumerate the ways in which I enjoy this:

1. I get to paint with other artists, and see how they are solving the same problem.
2. We listen to music... I hear new songs, new artists... good work music.
3. The figure is an endless challenge, and I get to practice and explore different techniques in a more stable environment than plein air landscape generally provides.

The image above is roughly an 8 hour pose over 2 sessions. I must thank Maria for pointing out my proportion indiscretions, Rona for her excellent taste in music and miniature painting technique. Paul, Ernesto, Randy and Tom for ongoing visual and philosophical inspiration. And last, but not least, Larissa, the model, for a wonderful pose.