Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The moon is not quite full and yet the evening was not as I had intended. There were accidents and ambulances to pull over for on my way into drawing this evening and the same on my return home. I wasn't expecting Gerry to model this evening and brought small paper hoping to get another frameable piece for the upcoming Go Figure exhibit. Gerry is very long and I have a difficult time keeping him on the page. He has very interesting gesture poses and is fun to draw, but longer poses include body shifts that change from beginning to end and color pencil does not adapt well to shifts. I'm taxed enough to begin with as I still don't have necessary bifocals and need my glasses to see distance and have to take them off to see close up. I have been life drawing with my glasses on...which tends to make them contours since I can't see the page! Double whammied this evening as they tried a candlelit pose that left my colors in the dark. I'm not sharing it. It's been written off as lessons learned.