Category Archives: Figures

At the Window

I am used to sketching on Zoom now, but even so I had trouble drawing the model tonight. Despite a strong pose and interesting costume, my first sketch was way too tight. I got out a two-inch flat brush for … Continue reading

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I experimented a little tonight while Zoom sketching with the Fresno group. I have been using masking fluid or resist as a way of keeping parts of the black paper really black. Tonight’s model wore stripes, and presented me the … Continue reading

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Model in Red

I sketched by Zoom with the Fresno group this evening. Our model, an older gentleman, dressed in a flowing outfit of gorgeous reds. I loved how he sat back in his recliner, letting the red steal the show.

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Summer Nights

I sketched this musician during a Zoom session last week, but needed to go back and finish up. She was a lovely young woman with slender limbs and she held her guitar in a way that made me know it … Continue reading

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Glorietta Bay

I went out to Glorietta Bay on nearby Coronado Island and began to paint, thinking that the mid morning fog would lift and the sea and sky would turn into glorious blues. As you can see, I was mistaken. Even … Continue reading

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Our model tonight with the Fresno sketching Zoom group was an expressive young woman named Natalie. During a break she asked us for our guess about when the pandemic and precautions might end. After Natalie’s question, her body language seemed … Continue reading

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The Zoom model today sat in her chair in a restless sort of way. Her arms and hands were relaxed but her shoulders were tense as though she were thinking through a to-do list. I accentuated her uneven shoulders to … Continue reading

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