Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Life Drawing at Latcham
I held back on this one, as I didn't want to give the impression that this blog would produce a constant stream of scribbly naked people; not that there is anything wrong with naked people, it's just not what this blog is normally about.
I'm a nature lover, and a youngest child, and as such I'm probably more socialized with animals than people; cats and dogs, chipmunks and birds, being a more constant presence in my life than people. So there are times when the sight of human skin, and I mean such things as face, hands, and arms strike me as strangely naked, and fur would seem so much better. Pale flesh and bare skin can strike me as ugly, as if I were looking at something unfinished or not yet ready to come forth into the sun, and yet in Life Drawing, I have found natural beauty in the human form. If Eve, driven from Eden was compelled to don clothing, then Life Drawing class is Paradise Found where the naked body regains its innocence and grace.
Image: support is bristol painted with acrylic paint and gel medium, drawing is black conte and oil pastel, life drawing