Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sketching and painting on a Sunday afternoon

Today was especially quiet here as Bob is working as he always does on Sundays. I spent my time on several art-related projects. I am learning about the blog features and added a few. The blog still needs some work, and I’m not sure how to do some things. Then I started a painting from a Christmas-day snapshot Bob took at Nepenthe that is really fabulous with reflections on the tabletop and a view of the trees. It’s coming along. I also did a bit of work for Silicon Valley Open Studios in May. I’m helping my Thursday art group put together at group show at my home.

Finally I needed to do some sketching so I fired up the Poser site that I learned about from Myrna Wacknov’s blog. This is a great place to practice drawing from life. The models look strange because they have no skin--you see the muscle structure. I sketched three poses, using the static function rather than the 30-second poses. However, I didn’t spend much time on them. I was intrigued by the guy on the right jumping. I need to keep practicing for my return to the Life Drawing sessions at the Tate Museum in Los Gatos every Tuesday afternoon.


Myrna said...

Mary, welcome to the blogging sphere! Practice, Practice, Practice is the answer to all challenges. It turns out 10,000 hours to perfection (that is about 10 years of daily putting in lots of hours!) This is a great way to start the year!

Mary said...

Myrna, thanks for your support. I have a long way to go to get to 10,000 hours, but it's exciting to work towards the goal.