Monday, September 16, 2013


Drawn from life, this morning.

Pastel over Tombow marker, on watercolor paper, approximately 9" x 10".


  1. Lovely, Jean. Cezanne, Gauguin, a river, dreams.

  2. I am really inspired by the drawings you've been doing from life! They are pushing me to get off my bum early Saturday mornings and get over to the open life drawing studio at the art association. I am also curious about trombow pens (?). They are new to me, but I like the lines they make. All of this to happen as soon as I get my land legs back.

  3. Can't type; too sleepy.

    But seriously, I think you've got the mood, via color as well as more denotative or literal content (is that what's meant by "line work"?).

  4. Nicely done! I still wish I had your artistic skill and expression.

  5. The volumes, the pose, the lines harmonize
    and make a beautiful work! Happy choice of colors! Congratulations!

  6. Peaceful but with a verdant energy.

  7. Thanks, all.

    For another view of the same pose, check my next blog entry.

    This was a daylong pose for the model. I stopped in in the morning, when the room was super crowded, and then tried again in the afternoon, when it was still pretty packed.

    The good part about not really being able to get close to the model is that it fosters imagination.