We have a new addition to the family and I have a new studio companion. So now I have Grandpa duties and dog duty.... wait that doesn't sound right.
I started going to life drawing class again. I stopped back in July while I was getting ready for my show. It feels good to be back at it. There are about 3 to 5 of us that meet each week and paint or draw from life for 2 hours.
We usually start with 1 minute warm-up sketches then build up to 20 minute sketches. Painting these in just twenty minutes is a real challenge but the best way to build your spontaneous painting muscles. Because the time is so short I only use one brush a number 8 flat. It is great practice and sometimes I even like the results.