I must say quite like this one .. which I fished out while weeding the unruly garden of my old life drawings.. so thought to blog it.. but I cannot remember who it is or when I did it or where... never mind.
A shy model, clearly, but no matter.. what he obviously made us think about was mass and muscle... and given rather a short pose, ten minutes (?) I nevertheless got interested in the complexities of those huge hands and their shadows.. a big drawing, at least A2, done in chalk pastel in 2005 in Nicosia.
A diversion into a drawing from my Academy days in Brussels in which I recognise two hallmarks of that particular studio .. one is our Prof's sadistic liking for setting subjects in or in front of filthy pieces of plastic sheeting - (here delicately interpreted, I must say) and the other is the note of dissonance provided by the skeleton.. just in case we were tempted to turn it into something too pretty.. (model with skeleton, 1998, A2 charcoal pencil on paper)
The same nicely curvy model as yesterday's posting, with Alberto seen at work reflected in the mirror behind her... all that space to fill and I still chopped her foot off... (Chalk pastel on blue paper, A2, 2008)
A chalk drawing made of a pleasingly ample model with reflections in the mirror behind her showing me or one of my colleagues at work... most of my work was on the artist and model theme at the time.
( Chalk pastel on coloured paper, A2, 2008)
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.