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.

11 months

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.

Kingston Prize

Posted: July 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Competition, Drawing, Portrait | 1 Comment »

My drawing of Kevin, Steady Gaze, is a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture! The exhibit will travel to three cities and will be in Toronto at the Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, November 10, 2011 – January 29, 2012.


Steady Gaze
charcoal on paper

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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l_robyn1 l_robyn2 l_robyn3 l_robyn4

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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pat_1 pat_2

Recent life drawing

Posted: February 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA | No Comments »
l_ginamaria6 l_ginamaria4 l_ginamaria5
l_esther2 l_woman2 l_ginamaria2
l_esther l_serenety
l_ginamaria7 l_woman1

Getting back into it

Posted: January 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing | No Comments »

I went to OCAD for the open life drawing yesterday. I am quite rusty, having drawn but little during the past term. I had a good time nonetheless. Lengths vary from 1 minute to 20 minutes.

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