Wednesday, October 26, 2011


"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
(A quote from the label on my Good Earth tea bag, one of my favorite reading venues.)

I have had the time to attend several sessions lately where I can draw or paint from the live model. Instead of falling back on pencil drawing which is easier for me, I have been bringing canvas and Golden Open Acrylic (supposedly slower drying and better blending) with me to class. And I have been setting up and painting during the long poses. This is new for me and very challenging.

It seems that the harder I work at painting in my Life drawing class, the less I am happy with the result. So I am waiting for all the "experience" to kick in. I am sure it is not a waste of time, but a valuable learning opportunity.