Friday, December 13, 2013

MODEL STUDY, ROCHESTER ART CLUB LIVE MODEL SESSION

MODEL STUDY, ROCHESTER ART CLUB LIVE MODEL SESSION.  
This drawing was executed from life at a modeling session in the RAC studios at the Hungerford Building.  I came across it again in looking through some files and liked it somewhat better than I did at the time I completed it. Figures and portraits have always seemed very challenging, but there is an interesting pressure for excellence when working in the presence of other artists which makes me think that there is a lot of benefit to be derived from taking classes, workshops and perhaps even working in contest environments, though I've always rather disliked them.  Another thing I discovered in doing this was the surprising power of being able to add in a white.  Graphite and conte pencils, gray paper, 11x14 inches.