Happy New Year 2021!
We had a little break over the Holidays and we have been back for a couple of weeks now settling in to our routine of our weekly Thursdays Night Life Drawing Group and getting ready for 'The Long Pose' next Saturday 23rd January 2021. See bookings below for details, and new 'drop-in' and concession options.
Last week we looked at artist Emma De Polney and took inspiration from her energenic use of inks, wax and fluid materials. I recommend taking a look at her work-
The Materials I used where-
Pen and Inks, Wax, Brushes, Watercolour and some watered down household bleach to use with Quink Ink (btw only Quink Ink works with Bleach) and watercolour paper and 2 Jar of water.
Our Life Model - @twisted.hazel and you can follow them on Instagram.
Video from 14th January 2021 of IG @twisted.hazel
Video from 13th December 2020 of IG @fra_.beecher
The Long Pose 3 & 1/2 hours
Sunday 13th Dec 2020
with Life Model @Fra_Beecher
Acrylic, Gold Acrylic, and Oil on Sized Paper.
Some Recomended materials
For a full list visit - drawing and painting with various mediums page
Book on and Join Life Drawing Live Online - 'Drop-in' & Concessions now available on all bookings:
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Life Drawings by Members
The online Thursday Night Life Drawing group and the Mid-Month 'Long Pose' sessions have become a small community of creative adventures, who support and share their work with each other.
We always have a short 'chat and review' session at the end of each session, which is lovely and post our work in a private 'Cluster' gallery each week and today some of our members have allowed me to share some of their recent drawings for everyone to view.
Many thanks, to Carol, Pauline, Sarah and Sue who have allowed me to share these fabulous Life Drawings. There are so many to choose from, 317 from the last 5 months, all of them are wonderful.
The ones I picked are a bit random looking at quick sketches some from longer poses, every drawing has merit in it own right without judgement. All are a spark of Art from the observation of Life Drawing to set alight flames of visual delight. : )
Many thanks go to our Life Models Fra Beecher and Andrew, for their inspiration and interpretations of the references of the human form, from ancient statues, renaissance through to contemporary artists.
Carol's Life Drawing
Pauline's Life Drawings
Sarah's Life Drawings
Su Melville's Life Drawings
Su is also a professional artist and workshop leader specialising in 'Art and Wellness' and Pastels.
Life Drawing 14th to 19th October
Thursday Night Life Drawing Group
Icons and Statues
Following on from last week's Male Greek and Roman Statues we looked at a few Female Icons Statues some from Greece, Roman and Middle East. In my search, I found this article which in many ways contrasts or complements last week's article. Last week our focus was on the whole body and inspired by some of the images I had chosen and those that Andrew knew himself such as The Boxer and the Kouros.
Icons and Statues
1. Clay figurine of the Canaanite goddess. (Who is probably Asherah early female God, known about in Syria, Israel, Egypt... I am personally very interested in the history of Female Gods and Asherah 'Queen of Heaven' was worshiped up to about 1000 BC until monotheism and patriarchy started to form...the history is fascinating)
and for further reading down this rabbit hole - https://www.ancientpages.com/2017/04/12/lost-forgotten-goddess-asherah-queen-consort-sumerian-god-anu-ugaritic-god-el/
2. Three Graces
3. Artemis (because she rocks!)
4. Greek Terracotta Figure of Seated Aphrodite
5.Statuette of reclining nude goddess 1st century B.C. 1st century A.D.
Wednesday Drop-in 14 th October
Introducing our new model Edmund...
Penelope Rose Cowley, Artist, Tutor and Journalist of the Human Form.