Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Twelve years later, I was back in life workshop. The time span was figured by David Hettinger, great portrait artist whom I had the privilege to work alongside. It was good to reminisce. Positively a productive evening, loosening some rust. Pretty little model who had such a soft flow of features, I could barely draw her as my tools were faulty. Several breaks in pencil set I attempted to reconnect with, difficulty in getting an edge with my pocketknife. There were other artists there, over time I think I'll form some new camaraderie. Artists feeling challenged by the figure as they should be. Her form in her poses quite difficult as shadows blended different limbs together. It hasn't been twelve years, but twelve years since I attended life drawing at Naperville Art League. There flowed passion. Slight disapointment in my tools and rusty practice, but I felt life surging through my veins, and am ready for more!