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.