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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Figures From Life Drawing Session

Last night's model was Abby. She is terrific at making the simplest poses interesting, with the slightest tilt of the chin or the subtle way she rests her hand. Great models are very hard to find.

Both paintings are Conte charcoal over watercolor washes. The paper is a hot press printmaking paper.



13 comments:

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Beautiful work.

Antonella Buongarzoni said...

Me encanto tu blog, soy Antonella Buongarzoni, una artista independiente, me encantaria q te pases por mi galeria ; D www.antocianina.com.ar

Stacy said...

Wow! I love everything about the top piece. The yellow watercolor really gives the feeling of light and the contrasting blue is perfect. Plus the figure is so well done. Bravo!!

Candace X. Moore said...

Beautiful drawings, as usual, Peggi. Your figurative work is outstanding.

I agree with you re the value of a good model. One common thread seems to be that the really good models take their craft very seriously. Wish there were more of them around.

artybecca said...

wow! both are very nice! Love the colors in the top one.

sam said...

Beautiful Peggi, great poses and wonderfully painted I just love the backgrounds too)

Peggi Habets said...

Thanks all!!!! It's so nice to hear feedback since I haven't had the chance to show them anywhere yet.

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Stephie Butler said...

I have only just recently started life classes and so glad I discovered your blog. I love your work and how unique it is, so very inspiring, thank you for sharing it..

Peggi Habets said...

Skizo and Stephie,
So nice to hear from you and thank you for the comments.

Stephie, glad to hear you've joined life drawing. If you stick with it, you will be amazed at your creative skills in a short time. Something about that intense scrutiny, observation and experimentation...it effects everything you do.

Sophie said...

Wow, these are amazing. How long did you work on these - doesn’t look like the 5 minutes I usually get at life class! I especially like the first one. Great work, glad I found them.

Abby Creek Art said...

Fantastic, Peggi...I love the way you do the watercolor washes.

Peggi Habets said...

Sophie,
We changed up our figure drawing a little and instead of doing 2-minute gestures, we hold one pose for an hour, then a different pose for an additional hour (with breaks of course). I still have more to do once I get home though.

Hey Linda,
Thank so much!!