Monday, June 09, 2008

Drawing of Angola, 16 x 18 inches, pencil on sanded paper.

Angola in Color, 12 by 20 inches, pastel.

These two drawings were done last friday at the portrait group that I attend occasionally at the Alameda Artworks. I did the pencil drawing first, and then the pastel painting. It was such a pleasure to draw jsut for the pleasure of the thing! A drawing can be a thing of whimsy--always the best equalizer of art angst! Sanded paper turns out to be a wonderful substrate for figure drawing, the sanded paper allows a lovely, wandering line, yet is also quick to accept dark shading.