14" 12" Pastel
We had a choice of several different still life setups. I liked the contrast of the lemons and tangerines against the lovely white bowl. Instructor Bob Semans directed some light on the subject to create some lovely form and cast shadows. He also helped me push those darks. He says we are all too timid.
This weekly drawing session is such a part of my life these days. The class meets at University Arts in downtown San Jose. I often ride my bike to light rail and then to the class, 16 miles from my home. We have a core set of artists who continue to take the class year after year. I believe I started in 2006. Dear friend Susan and I usually go to lunch after class. Sometimes others and our instructor join us. We have our own little mini support group, helping each other through life's challenges while sharing our art.