Me, in action at a petite workshop last Sunday at Huff Harrington in Atlanta
(thanks to Kathy Cousart for the photo)
This was the second "demo" I did on Sunday, from a photo of fellow painter Sandy Overton's granddaughter. Well, it was obvious to me and all who attended that I hadn't been doing my nightly drawing for a while. I had to state and "re-state," the angle of the arm with the watering can, the shape of the head, the hand, the skirt -- you name it!! So, I am back at it: the nightly 5-minutes of drawing -- drawing my hand, my wine glass, Michael's profile, etc -- hoping to align my hand and mind to make life easier. Drawing is a wonderful way to stay out of daily concerns, while focusing on the task at hand.
Reference Photo -- Reese at the Botanical Garden
My (somewhat) Quick Sketch of Reese, 12 x 9
“Drawing is the best way to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.” Elsha Leventis
“Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint.” Arshile Gorky