Two very interesting and contrasting models again for this Life Drawing session. One young woman with a beautiful, curving, smooth skinned body and the longest plait of dark hair (down to her ankles) and the other an older man, showing the bones and wrinkles of a passing lifetime. The time was divided, with a tea break half way, so that the models could change positions and the artists had a chance to draw or paint both of them. Some of our members work can be seen below.
Our suggested topic this week was a City Street Scene. It was quite a challenge and one that was only taken up by a few people. Most were done with little or no reference material and the results were impressively varied. We had a French style scene in oils, a New York style scene using pens and crayons, a collage cityscape made from cut pages from a magazine, a watercolour scene with people and a charcoal abstract scene.
A couple of still life set ups to challenge us this week. Once again Linda brought in an interesting and varied selection of objects and arranged them for us in a way that certainly challenged our drawing skills. Depending where members decided to sit there were some serious ‘fore-shortenings’ to be dealt with. The legs of the folding garden chair certainly gave people lots to think about! Our thanks again to Linda for taking the trouble to fill her car with so many interesting things and set them up for us.