Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
I'm off to the life drawing at HAS tomorrow, where I shall be chatting again to my very good friend, John. He is a lovely man who is so helpful, even popping home to fetch me oil paints when I was moaning about having no money and running out of fave colours! Friendly, full of suggestions and he makes me laugh, so I have done the only thing I can .......paint him!
I wasn't happy with Sally on Wednesday as I didn't get enough of a likeness, as I did with Doris + Paul, so I have spent a few minutes tiddling her up. I'm happy now, even though, now I have posted, I think her nose is a tad too big!
Thanks for visiting, and have a fantastic weekend.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Today, at the WA, we did 20 minute portrait studies of each other. You might wonder why there are only three! Well, we were celebrating Pennys' birthday....with TWO chocolate cakes! My idea of heaven or what?
Sally was done first as a demonstration of how I set about drawing a portrait. Paul was working in the building and Penny persuaded him to sit for us.....for chocolate cake! And Doris agreed to stay and sit when we were all debating whether to go home or do another drawing.
No other member 'does' portraits, so I am not only impressed at everyones willingness to have a go, but also by their efforts. One day I will photo them as well.
A very enjoyable afternoon.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
At the Wa last week, the delightful Penny brought along fantastic photographs of her granddaughter, Lara. I asked her which she would like a painting of and she chose this. I've not quite got her yet....I feel some fiddling coming on. I have to say how much more difficult it is to portray a young beautiful woman than a scabby old bloke with a beard!
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
The club is having an exhibition throughout September at Hendersons Art and Framing, in King's Lynn. Wish us luck...fame and fortune is beckoning!