Monday, July 13, 2009

Life Drawing

Life Drawing was always my favorite class in art school. A great life drawing class is exhilarating, with the excitement of working next to others, from a model, only minutes to grab that pose, using all your skills of observation and working as fast as you can.
I think it is like singing on stage, you only have that moment to get it right.
I had such high hopes of producing lots of drawings and paintings from life this spring of my favorite flowers right at the moments of blooming. Irises,peonies,tulips and poppies, somehow they all bloomed and died and I didn't get a chance to draw any in the peak time. I took a lot of photographs when I realized that I was losing my moments. But I am not happy with working from photos.
I wonder if the farmer's market has some good fresh flowers? Time to change my plans and try some new places and faces?