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Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Reclining nude, inclining artists.
Here are all the usual elements of an observational drawing made in our studio in Rijswijk. (Nude, chalk pastel, 50 x 70, 2007) The model adopts a traditional pose that can be held for an hour. The artists appear reflected in the looking glass behind her, as do elements of her own reflection. The colours are mainly primary colours and the light is from all directions. Business as usual. Sometimes I feel like exploding a bomb in there... or setting off fireworks, lighting a fire, unleashing the fire extinguisher, uncaging a lion... we all need change. Tomorrow a big, black, male model - that will help. a bientot Jane
An ex BBC TV and radio classical music producer I retrained in fine arts in Brussels after marrying a diplomat and going to live in different countries abroad. I have two school age children and a much loved second home in France. My family and friends are very spread out so the internet is very important. Creative life is often compromised but absolutely vital. A reluctant gypsy I am alarmed to find artistic concepts are not as portable as I once thought. The universality of the human figure (my subject) is not helpful enough in the constant conflict of who I am and where I am.