Saturday, February 27, 2010

Off to the opera...365 Days of Drawing

Rushing to the opera, well, actually the Renoir exhibit on a rainy Saturday morning at LACMA. Renoir will cheer anyone's spirit.

Here is the my drawing, again a demo done in my teaching class yesterday at CAI. I posed the model Toni Czechorosky ,
one of my favs. like she was going off to the Opera in a beautiful silk chemise and ruby cape that I own.

In my 365 Day Drawing Challenge I am allowing my drawing block-ins in life-painting to count toward my thirty minutes of daily drawing. The block-in is ALL about the drawing. I find more often than not problems in students life studies are with the drawing most of all. Followed closely by values.

HOW are you all doing with your drawing challenges. Let me know!

Photo is of Cafe Noir, a perfect place in Dinan, France, for an Apres Opera Drink.

"Off To The Opera"

18 x 24


Shelley Wendland said...

I love the drawing block-in even more than the painting! It has a freshness and abstract artiness that really grabs me!


Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks Shelley...I think I might too.

Marian Fortunati said...

I agree with Shelley...

Toni is always fun to paint.. For me she comes out differently each time...
Yours looks just like Toni... did you notice that she posted your blog on FB??

You're just too right (unfortunately for me)... Drawing and values... nothing can make up for getting those wrong...

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I always find Toni comes out differently too. Wonder why???