I feel sad not doing my life drawing classes this term – i wish i had more time to do everything. fortunately, one of our beautiful models, Chiara has organised a monthly event of life drawing classes in a gallery in west london. the next one is this saturday 19th may. chiara is an actress as well as a model, her pre raphaelite red hair echoes that of pre raphaelite models – think Millais and Rossetti. Chiara chooses a well known painting and acts out the part of the character, enabling you to be creative or inventive – whatever you choose to do, whether it be a sculpture, a drawing or a painting. There is no teacher, just the freedom to use the space and performance to discover your own artistic mood.
I am however loving my printing course with Adrian – last week we did drypoint prints – I scratched on acrylic sheet and then inked and put through the press – the effect can be amazing and each one different depending on how you rub away the ink from the acrylic plate. its very different to the watercolour sketches that i did before.