Saturday, February 21, 2009

Portrait Drawing

It has been weeks now since I have made an entry here. I think about art all the time, but can’t find the time to do any of it. Having a full time job and being involved with other activities that take up my evenings I have little time left over for my artistic endeavors. Never the less I will forge ahead.

Yesterday I went to draw portraits at the Veteran’s home in Mt. Vernon. I try to get there every other week. I’ve been at it almost a year now and have done over fifty portraits. These are quick studies where I try to capture their likeness in about 30 minutes. Yesterday I did 4 of them. It was a tough crowd but still worth the trip.

I’m convinced that working from life is the best way to learn how to draw and paint. I was motivated yesterday to get back to work. Not having a model to draw, I worked from a photograph that I had taken of this gentleman in Mexico.

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