Friday, December 23, 2011

studies and drawings

Here is a sampling of bits from the studio these days.  I've been so busy with life and everything, I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work.  But I have been getting what I can done.  Here's one Sebbie drawing:

I hadn't finished a drawing in a long time, possibly since I was in school, and it was really interesting to do so.  I found myself remembering all my bad habits, and seeing my work as much as an instructor as a student--which makes me think I should do this more often.  Speaking of schooling, I've been doing some studies of Sargent's children's portraits, in an effort to become as comfortable with painting children as I'd like to be.  Here is one:  

I haven't been finishing these studies to a point where they are very exciting to show other people, but rather have been doing the quickly, trying to get as much for myself out of the exercise as possible.  So, that's the news from the studio.