Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A Model Background
I'll say one thing about the art class last night. It took the instructor an *hour* to get the model set up in a pose. Now how crazy is that? We're paying for class time of 7:00-9:30 PM, and the instructor spends from 6:45 until 7:45 to set up a pose with the model. Everyone who knows me well knows I'm "Speedy Gonzales" in the art department. I would have had my model posed in 5 minutes tops!
So we students, who had all struggled to make sure we were early or on-time for the first day of class had to just hurry up and wait. But while the instructor and model conversed I figured I could take advantage of the situation. They had a very nice backdrop set up for the model to pose against - so while I waiting I did this "still life" of the backdrop - only about 30 minutes of work on 12x16 Canson, so just a warm-up reall. But at least I got part of my wish to be able to avoid doing the human figure.