Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Last night in class the Vase and Shadows painting was another one of those that just went very quickly. I was done with it by 8:30 PM, and still had an hour left of class. Christina challenged me to try a painting of this small bust which happened to be sitting in the classroom. I was not thrilled with the idea as it just served to remind me of why I don't enjoy drawing people, or have no interest in portraiture.
But she placed it up on the cabinet where the vase of flowers was sitting, so that the spotlight hit it with interesting lights and shadows, and that made it more appealing. So I spent the last 45 minutes of class working in this. At least he didn't need a break every 20 minutes to get up and stretch, and can't complain that I made him a bit wonky looking. :-)