Life Drawing: Lisa

I had a very focused session today and an even more wonderful conversation afterwards.

My original idea for today was to do a very simple block-in of the figure while focusing on the drawing but that didn’t quite happen. So I just went with my feelings and was able to focus and get into a nice flow of work. I was also not worried too much about accuracy and just wanted to achieve some weight, form and the essence of the model.

We are beginning to have a Sunday ritual of lunch after open studio time and today I was very grateful for the ability to try and impart some wisdom while receiving some heartfelt emotion and learning myself. Thank you Lisa and Brett for a wonderful art session and an inspiring lunch conversation.

What went well?

Able to focus well and drop into a flow. I also covered the entire canvas and at least got all of the model represented on the canvas. I really like the overall values for the painting.

What didn’t go so well?

My drawing could be a lot better here. Even though I was not going for accuracy I still would like to achieve some kind of believable mass and form of the body.

What did I learn?

Have fun, focus and get into the flow. That is more important than making a spectacular work of art. Plus, be open to suggestions and sharing.


  1. Awesome! Thanks Chris! I’m so excited and grateful for the time after and for your energy! It reminds me of the joy of practice:)! Thanks for sharing with me! 🙂 I took a break from homework and set a timer today for 30 min drawing session at a cafe!

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