Monday, December 26, 2016

Recent drawings and a painting

The last life drawing session for the year.  I arrived really late and missed out so many poses but I'm glad i went ahead:

Recent oil painting - after one of Fechin's work.  It's quite a bad copy but I'm glad to have put in some time as the last I painted in oil was probably almost half a year ago.  

And a quick rough self-portrait in a very blunt charcoal pencil...

I gave up marriage for something you gave up for marriage.  
I'll be alone but I may not be lonely.
Sounds a bit sad but it isn't really....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Recent drawings

Recent life drawing session:

and some sketches:

And so...when i find myself feeling uninspired, or wonder why i continue to do what I've been doing when nobody really care about these things, I always turn to this self portrait of kathe kollwitz:  

Why?  I don't know.  Maybe it's very truthful...maybe because she kept drawing, recording life although it was bleak during her time...she recorded truth...she recorded pain, loss...and she did not stop observing...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

All over the place

Usually, I'll use charcoal for figures as it's easier in my opinion.  You need more skills with pencil strokes.  This is not a good drawing, but at least I've put in some practice today. 

And on the same day something totally unplanned:

Maybe it's true, as observed by a friend, that i have multiple personalities.

Monday, October 03, 2016

It's been 2 years

It's been 2 years...away from writing or expressing in full.  I'm so used to being brief and impersonal on FB that I may need some time to return to the old 'self' here.

....randomly picked works from recent months, my way of saying 'hi, i missed this place'.