Category Archives: Figures

Stripes

Our model today was lovely and expressive. I liked the way she was able to curl her long body up into a round shape. I also like the way her hair hung in stripes, perpendicular to the stripes of her … Continue reading

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A Short Nap

My son was napping on the couch. I captured the moment with this sketch in gouache and pastel.

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The Percussionist

The Percussionist is the last of my jazz series for now. This began as one of the original line sketches I did in the dark during the concert. Now, after some more chalk lines and some gouache, it is ready … Continue reading

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The Guitarist

In my sketch from last Sunday, The Jazz Trio, the guitarist got squeezed in the middle. I also added some 20 years to his actual age. Using that sketch, and some photos I took that evening, I think I now … Continue reading

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A Jazz Trio

Saturday evening we went to hear a jazz trio present their new CD. I had my sketchbook and chalk pencils in my purse and drew a bit in the dark of the performance. Today I added gouache paint to the … Continue reading

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The Research Paper

Several months ago, I sketched a figure that I liked quite a bit. However, it had an unfinished look. It was a figure in need of a background. I finally decided that since this particular model has a thoughtful demeanor, … Continue reading

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In a Hard Place

After a long holiday with lots of excitement and guests, it felt good today to go to the watercolor gallery and paint for a morning. My plan for the year is to use these practice sessions to become more confident … Continue reading

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