Recent figure drawing

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Life Painting, Portrait, Raphaël | 1 Comment »

Now in Ottawa, I’m excited to have found the The Drawing Room Studio. Sarah Lacy, the artist who runs the studio, is a classically trained artist. This translates into wonderful long poses with good lighting, and well planned easel and chair spacing so that everyone can see the model.

Though I would love to attend every session, weekend “family-time” prevents me from doing so. Nonetheless, here are some of my drawings from those poses.

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I completed this drawing in charcoal on the Saturday

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… and this painting on the Sunday, my first figure painting in a LONG time!

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Completed this portrait in charcoal on the Saturday

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… and this figure on the Sunday, of the same pose.

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And not from life, but from a photo, this is a sketch of my son, for a possible upcoming drawing and/or painting.


Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Birds, Drawing, Life Drawing, Portrait | No Comments »

Winter has arrived to Edmonton. You should see how much snow we have already! It inspired me to draw chickadees. Here are my first two.

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A few 20 min life drawings from earlier this year.

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Three Drawings in a Show

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Drawing, Life Drawing, Portrait, SOLD! | No Comments »

I will try to photograph some of my recent gesture drawings and post them soon.

In the meantime, here are three 3h poses completed from life recently. The bottom two are in the 21st Annual Naked Exhibit currently being held at Harcourt house, along with a 20 min drawing that I forgot to photograph before the show. The top drawing was completed after the submission deadline, so perhaps it will make it into next year’s exhibit.


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Woman I SOLD

I went life drawing!

Posted: October 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, Portrait, Raphaël | No Comments »

With Raphaël, I don’t have much time to draw, but I did manage to go to the Harcourt House open sessions a couple of times in recent weeks. Here are some of my better drawings, plus a sketch of Raphaël from when he was around 5 months old (I drew it in January).

Short poses from the Spring

Posted: July 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Drawing, Life Drawing, News, Portrait | No Comments »

I hadn’t been drawing for over a year, so the blog was quiet. My husband and I moved to Edmonton last June (he’s the new Composer-in-Residence for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) and I had a baby in August.

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There are few opportunities to practice life drawing in Edmonton. In the Spring however, The Harcourt House held a session on Monday afternoons which was perfect. Rob stayed home with the baby and I went to draw for the first time in over a year.

I was VERY rusty, but here are some of the better drawings from the few sessions I attended. Poses are from 1 to 20 minutes.

Recent drawings

Posted: May 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Drawings vary from 5 to 15 min.

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Recent short poses

Posted: April 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA | No Comments »

The male model was Denis, but I can’t remember the name of the woman (new model). Poses’ lengths vary between 10-20 minutes.

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Weekend gesture drawings

Posted: March 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA | No Comments »

From the open life drawing held at OCAD and the TSA this weekend. The models were Serenity and Robyn and poses vary between 1, 5, 15 and 20 minutes.

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TSA Sunday: Amanda

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA | No Comments »

Pose time: 10 min, 15 min, 18 min

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Saturday at OCAD: Pat

Posted: February 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing | No Comments »

I’m back from my February break (I had a great time hiking in Gatineau Park and skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa), and it’s time to get back to work. I attended the open life drawing at OCAD this morning. Pat was the model, and poses range from 10 to 20 minutes.

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