The first Tuesday night drawing session of 2020 kicked off with one of our favorite male models. Here he is, Atlas-like, dragging in the new year and decade.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
|Charcoal and chalk on tan-toned paper.|
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
A very fast portrait sketch. My standard for portraits is this: if you can successfully use the portrait to pick the model out of a lineup of suspects, it's a pretty good portrait. Some lineups may be easier than others (everyone else in the lineup might be bald or have a beard), but it's a standard that works well enough for me.
Posted by jt at 3:28 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2019
|Left to right: Greta, Dan, Diwan, Joseph, Richard’s son (back), Richard (back), Fred, Arlene (seated on the floor) Mike (back), Clarity (back), Ed, Vicki, Lisa, Raye, Will (back), George, John’s easel, Bob, and Holly.|
A panorama photo to show what the Tuesday Night Drawing group looks like from the model’s perspective. Nineteen artists in attendance this week, a little short of our record of 22 artists.
Posted by jt at 3:47 PM
Friday, July 12, 2019
Last night was the second of three special drawing events planned for the inaugural Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival, iDraw Shakespeare. Each session, held on the second Thursday of June, July, and August features two models for two hours. You can choose which model to draw, or move around as you wish to draw both.
Photos of the event can be seen on the A Gallery Somewhere blog.
|Arzelie in Elizabethan costume|
Charcoal on tan paper
Posted by jt at 2:06 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Of the 15 or 16 poses last night, I kept about 10 drawings, should have kept half that many, and scanned these three. The model was great, the 60s-70s background music featured The Byrds.
|Soft conte crayon on white paper.|
|Charcoal on newsprint.|
|Charcoal on newsprint. Not enough time during this pose for me to add a face.|
Posted by jt at 7:45 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Guests from Nagasaki and Osaka (Japan), San Francisco, Houston, Portland (Oregon), Santa Rosa (California), and Hawaii attended the ceremony and reception.
Steve and Risa, musicians/friends of Jimmy’s, played a song for Jimmy and Shiori, and surprised everyone with a surprise performance with a Mariachi band.
|Saturday morning. Preparations start for the 4 p.m. wedding, including the covered patio.|
|Last minute adjustments.|
|The Mermaid Tavern Plaza.|
|Matt Sanford performs the wedding ceremony.|
|Scarlett offers a touching toast to her brother, Jimmy, and his bride, Shiori.|
|Later the next day, video games provide the entertainment for some.|
|Jimmy and Shiori head out to The Great 28, a nine-hole practice course at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.|
|Shiori and Jimmy on the ninth fairway of The Great 28.|
|Robin designed a new front door to welcome the wedding guests—a sonnet, laser-etched into solid maple—masterfully built by artist/woodworker Arlan Sanford, Scarlett's father-in-law.|
Posted by jt at 8:58 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"
This is Gabe, one of the models for a four-week portrait oil painting class that I attended, taught by Kevin Gorges, in Santa Fe. I think I probably unofficially flunked the class, because Kevin was pretty insistent that I attend at least the first two sessions of the next class. The big question with a portrait painting is always “Does the painting actually look like the model?” Yes. In fact, it actually looks even more like him than he does.
Posted by jt at 6:30 PM
Friday, May 4, 2018
|Pencil drawing from the Tuesday Night Drawing Group, |
using a $40 pencil given to me by drawing-group-regular/artist/pal Karl Whitaker.
The Bad News: As far as I can tell, no one noticed that I haven't posted a blog here for a couple of years. Not even me.
The Good News: No one complained.
Other Good News: A lot of interesting stuff (interesting to me, at least) has been happening and this is a good place to make note of it for later reference, so I'm back on the occasional blog routine. Now, when when someone say’s “Whatcha’ been up to?” I can say “Thinkin’ ’bout ’bloggin’.”
Posted by jt at 11:34 AM
Sunday, December 18, 2016
|Tara at an Exhibition|
Posted by jt at 4:16 PM