Attending a weekly life group ensures that I can practice sketching the human form. It’s a fascinating thing to do as the models are from all walks of life so have different muscle tone. The positions they are asked to strike are not always the easiest and Vicki has had a particularly tough three weeks. Balancing on an easel is not the most comfortable thing to do in bare everything!
Richard who runs the group has been very encouraging in suggesting different ways to add colour to the drawings that have been made in charcoal. I tend to paint with acrylic paint with no medium added so it made a chance to do some washes over the three weeks.
The first picture with Vicki facing was completed quickly and spontaneously. The second had more thought but more energetic colour. The third is reflective of a sadder evening as the group does not meet for a while. It was a dramatic moment when the paint was scrubbed off with tissues, and a few more glazes will go on before it is finished.
So it will be sitting in cafes with a sketch book for a while until group restarts.