We had a good day today at a friends house with wonderful food and good conversation. By the time I got home I was tired and decided to just do the minimum time for the day with a hands study in ink. I flipped through Pinterest images and picked out a couple of hand poses and drew from them.
I have finished this white orchid painting tonight and I’m extremely happy with the results. I’m so glad that I spent more than just the first session on the painting.
I have successfully improved the white orchid painting with a second session tonight. I still have more work to do on it but if I keep up with the success the end result is going to be wonderful.
Tonight I’m revisiting a white orchid painting that I originally painted back in March. I was going to go out and purchase a new orchid but after looking at the original photos I decided to work from them.
Sundays are my day to do landscapes. But it was cold and I was feeling lazy so I decided to stay in and painting a Kinderdijk Netherlands landscape from photos I took while we were in Europe in September.
I was late to the life drawing open studio today and of course on Saturday’s it’s packed with artists which is great, but I had to take what space was available. There were no sitting positions available so I had to take an easel and stand to draw. I was forced to think about standing versus sitting while drawing the figure and I found some obvious truths.
Lately I have been listening to the Jason Bourne series audio books by Robert Ludlum and tonight I did appropriate portrait study of Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne in the movies of the series.
Last week I setup my easel in my living room and painted a view into my kitchen to study perspective. But afterwards I felt that I could have learned more if I wasn’t worrying about the oil paint along with the drawing. So tonight I setup something simple, but it turned out to be a deceptively difficult still life.
Some days are better than others when I’m in the life drawing open studio. I’m not sure if tonights frustration was due to outside sources, like the traffic getting to the studio, or if the model was just very difficult to draw.
Tonight was a short night of figure drawing study. I’m fighting with longevity issues when doing my Tuesday night figure work and I’m not sure how to motivate myself to get up to at least 2 and a half hours of work.