Monday, August 31, 2009

Bob's Boots in Monday Drawing Class

"Bob's Boots"
12" x 14"
Pastel and charcoal

The subject today doesn't look difficult, but the still life was a real challenge. The perspective on these well-worn leather boots kept us on our toes, pun intended. At one point, I asked Bob to look at my drawing, and he said that my measurements were okay, but some of the shapes likely needed work. He had me keep at it and was pleased with my final result. I spent most of the time drawing the subject and maybe 20 minutes adding pastels. The color is not real true on this snapshot, but I can't seem to make the adjustment on the computer.

We will have more opportunities to draw these boots as Bob promises to bring them back in the next month. Actually, I look forward to trying them again. We will have Labor Day off and then we expect to have a live model the following Monday if Gina is available.

9 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Very cool boots! They can have so much character. I enjoy seeing your results from drawing class!

caseytoussaint said...

Wonderful! You draw beautfully.

Mary Paquet said...

Peggy, thanks so much. Sometimes the subjects are a real challenge, but I never regret spending the time, and Bob is a wonderful artist.

Casey, thank you. I notice that you live in one of my favorite countries to visit - France!

Gary Keimig said...

looks like you are getting the handle on these boots. I am with you wanting a second opportunity to try.

Mary Paquet said...

Gary, thanks for checking in -- I just looked at your wonderful western art and joined your blog.

janice said...

I've been away for a couple of weeks and out of email and cell phone range, so I was very pleased and impressed to see that you're keeping to your promise to work on your art every day. It's really paying off! I admire your work with pastels-not an easy medium to control, and I like your choices of subject matter. You're inspiring me to work harder.

Mary Paquet said...

Janice, thanks for stopping by. Pastels are happening as a result of going to drawing class every Monday for the past three years. For us oldies in the class, Bob suggested adding color, so I now am doing a medium I never planned to do! I am having fun with them.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Mary! I love the color of those boots..Beautifully painted.

Water based Color Pencil: Pomegranates

Mary Paquet said...

Megha, nice to hear from you!