We’ve had an extended cool, rainy spring this year. The Studio Tour was very successful, with many wonderful visitors, both old friends and new, and even had a few sunny warm days. Soon after that, however, our weather regressed back to April, it seemed! Normally I would be doing much more outdoor painting “en plein aire,” but with cold and blustery days, I took advantage of some figure drawing sessions from life.
Those drawing sessions were so engaging, I felt swept up in the moment. The time flew as I went from pencil, to fountain pen, to charcoal and sumi ink. Small sketches gave way to large drawings, then sketching with ink and brush using large gestural movements. Finally, I was ready for paint and canvas. The painting above is the first in a series of paintings featuring the portrait and figure in interior scenes. I think that several of these will fit well in the theme of “Balancing Act,” September’s show at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside, Oregon.
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