Monday, August 6, 2012

If It's Monday, It's Time to Draw

" Pears in Glass"
12" x 14" Pastel

"Broken Beauty"
12" x 14" Pastel

Here is work from the last three Monday drawing sessions. The lovely glass bowl was a challenge and came together when I pushed the highlights in the last few minutes. I also find pears to be a lovely subject. The broken pottery pitcher just doesn't quite capture the glow I wanted, but after two sessions, I am ready to surrender. As always, Bob Semans taught us a lot about modelling form. 

To see the work of each artist is so interesting. I wish I had photos of all the work. Each piece is unique to the artist, even though we have the same subject. Not only are we seated with different perspectives, but the personal approach to the art is so individual. If the art was placed in front of me without names and not having seen them being produced, I could match the art to the artist.

Bob has spent a lot of time personally studying color, so next week he will focus on that topic. This will be a nice followon to Mike Bailey's Color Workshop that I am taking over the weekend. We are also going to draw from life by taking turns as model.


CrimsonLeaves said...

Your pastel work is always top notch, Mary. The pears and the glass bowl, just exquisite. I find myself saddened by the loss of the little pitcher though.

hw (hallie) farber said...

"Pears in Glass" is gorgeous; I thought that was my first choice. Then I really looked at "Broken Beauty"--it's abstractness makes you look and see how the pieces fit. It's a winner.

hmuxo said...

I love both of these paintings, Mary, but the first one with the pears and the glass bowl is truly beautiful!! You're doing an amazing job at the workshop.