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-- 14 March, 2006 --

The Fisherman's Woman revisited

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I had not been looking forward to life drawing class with Mark in charge. It was reasonably certain that he would not allow me to slip into the comfortable groove of portrait drawing at the end, although, surprisingly, he did use the word 'protrait' at one stage during the evening. It came to nothing.

The experience wasn't as bad as I had anticipated even though the proper proportions fo the human body still illude me totally.

At the end of the class Mark announced that, rather than yet another still life, we were to bring one of the life drawing sketches to class this week and be prepared to place the figure in a context. Dispite pondering all week, I had no ideas.

The sketch began just as a composition trial and the figure was originally meant to be leaning against a tree. The ocean view just evolved. Then I wanted to try out some colours using watercolour pencils. I can't remember ever having completed a piece totally from my imagination, without a reference, before now. I am reasonably pleased with the result.

see my poem entitled The Fisherman's Woman

Posted by robynls at March 14, 2006 8:38 AM


This is a much better view than the bark of a tree, although either would raise many questions in the viewers mind. I like the colour wash as well. You clever budgie.

Posted by: Gail at March 14, 2006 10:46 AM

I like this! I never thought about using the figure drawings in another context, but I guess that's really what it is all about!

Posted by: Linda at March 14, 2006 9:01 PM

To be honest, Linda, it never occurred to me to use the life drawing sketches this way either. It seems obvious when someone else finally points it out to you - like the teacher that is driving me on/mad.

Posted by: Robyn at March 15, 2006 5:56 AM

Nice, my imagination would of brought the tree without the human. :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at March 15, 2006 9:58 PM

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