No, not citizens… life drawing. This past Thursday we worked with paint. Hellish hard to do life drawing with paint. I brought watercolours and only one of my three sketches really worked at all. The others were muddy messes. This is the best one:
I’m quite happy with it. Not everything about the drawing is perfect, but I think it captures the moment and the girl quite well. I didn’t have time to finish the background. We had thirty minutes. It took me at least five to pencil in the compostion.
Regarding the experience as a whole, I would rather have had a lot more time practicing with pencil and charcoal before moving on to paint, especially watercolour which I’ve always had a hard time controlling on the page. Still, I think it made me engage with watercolour as a medium in a way I have never done before. The result is, I like it, and will use it more in the future.
In other news, I am finally posting a photo of the built-in unit I have installed in our house. This is the most basic type of unit I will be offering for sale: a fully built-in painted bookcase with adjustable shelves. This one has been primed but not painted yet; the final paint will match the architectural trim in the room. The first shot shows it without flash, the second, with flash.
I’m now working on the additional three units for our living and dining rooms. One will be just like this one, the other two will have cabinets below and shelf units above. Their countertops will be made of some very special burr oak that I have waiting in my workshop.
Whether women or wood, there’s nothing like a natural figure. Good evening.