Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Another go at the Spirea
Its been awhile since I spent any time at the studio so Monday afternoon I packed up the paints and went over for some plein air painting. The spirea is in bloom again. Its a lovely native bush that has lavender blossoms sort of like a butterfly plant. I remember painting them last year. It's interesting to go back a year on your blog and see what you were doing and how you have improved...... or not. 7x7 oil on panel , $100.00
My plan was to do several paintings but it was nice to hang out with Jim, Leigh and Pete showed up too. I'm adding a couple sketches I did back when we had life drawing classes going. the top ones are Pete who filled in for a model one day and the bottom one is Leigh who filled in another day when a model didn't show. ( The reason we don't have life drawing anymore, can't find reliable models)
By the way if your a reliable model who needs work , email me maybe we can get our drawing class going again.
Note...... The hand gesture at the lower right corner of this drawing was completely unintentional and I didn't realize it looked that way until I stood back and someone brought it to my attention. .........Then the silence was broken by hysterical laughter.