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Friday, April 15, 2011

Life Drawing at Stone Griffin Art Gallery April 14, 2011

Life Drawing
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month
Listed on Craig's List under "Artist"
345 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA
Coordinator: Elizabeth Parashis

This was our third session at the gallery and it was fun !!!

Our model, Katherine Burness, was great and the camaraderie felt good. It's stimulating to be around good artists whose energy you synergize with. Katherine must have an extra vertebrae to create those wonderful dance poses. She folds herself into positions you wish she would hold for hours. As it is, she holds as long as we ask her to, which, in our  group are very short 30 second poses, graduating to a last pose of 20 minutes. Those who want to do fine detail need to be either very fast or attend a portrait group. This one is best for warming up and getting those quick gestural drawings down, which I think capture the essence more accurately than a long, studied painting; not to mention a model's ability to hold more interesting "creations".

So here are some quick shots I took during break which will be fun to look back on as time goes on and our skill levels increase. Some are already there with their skills but others of us need more time.


  1. Be part of our group and, with your permission of course, follow your progress with views on this blog.

  2. Nice be part of your blog Elizabeth! I really enjoy the drawing sessions. Looking forward to the next one.