Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I made a rich tomato-onion reduction to dollop and spread on the base, onto which I chucked all manner of things that live in the fridge. They loved the bacon (organic,free range), feta and peppadew pizza. (I actually do the odd meat pizza for the meat lovers among my friends...). I did a few vegetarian, and one pure vegan pizza. For the kids who, errr, have rather bland buds, I made my 'kid famous' spaghetti pizza...yes, it is canned spaghetti splatted on the pizza base, topped with grated cheese. Baked and voila! Demolished. They chowed through three. Someone bought ice cream and cones, so the kids were happy.
And guess what? We finally have curtains! We put them on the french doors and the bay windows. It only took us five years..and five cold winters. The house feels more 'grown up', cosy and definitely warmer. We acquired the curtains in exchange for a bottle or two of wine. (Wine lovers are easy).
Life drawing this week actually taught me something. I was struggling with my drawing for most of the session, then the word, 'exaggerate' stomped through my head. So I exaggerated the angles of the leans of torso, legs, neck and the drawings started to look...well, okay. I went from tired and frustrated to enthused. Alas, I only 'got it', about ten minutes from the end of the session. At times, I am blind.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
My first two life drawing sessions (in ten years) produced these left and right hand drawings-yeah, guess which the left handed drawings are! I have a preference for left handed drawing, (I am right handed). The lines are unsure and sometimes, beautiful, childlike and unknowing. We have had a beautiful energetic model and a not so good one, who basicallly fell asleep during the long pose. Models needs to 'work' the pose, it helps to impart life to the drawing....sometimes....