Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This morning instead of getting the house ready for a relative's visit, I once again joined the Princeton portrait group. Our model was a charming and beautiful college student from Worcester. This session was a treat for myself after three days of renovating my living room staircase. Unlike last week, this portrait was about life sized, and I gave it away to the model.
The medium is sepia and black charcoal on beige Mi-Teintes paper.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Princeton portrait group

This morning I joined a portrait drawing group that meets in Princeton once a week. Everyone was so friendly and it was such good practice that I am looking forward to going back. It's been a long time since I've worked life sized and I really struggled for the first hour or so. I finally reverted back to my habit of working in miniature. This willow charcoal sketch is only about 4" high. The paper is the back of a BOKX 109 restaurant menu.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Waiting room sketches

I found myself with nothing to do while waiting for a doctor's appointment, so I used the back of my copayment receipt to do some pen & ink sketches of the people around me. The woman with the glasses had a big old fashioned hairdo which I was unable to capture. She was moving her head a lot so I had a few false starts.