It has been a while since I have pushed myself with quick sketches and when you see these you will know that I need A LOT OF PRACTICE! My wonderful artist friend Marian Pacsuta was kind enough to invite me and a few others to her studio to paint from life. We did several quick studies (actually all of them were quick to me) with the model changing poses every 5 minutes, then 10 minutes building up to 30 minutes. My ongoing goals are to work on my drawing skills, my light dark patterns, improve my values and I would like to loosen up a little with my brush strokes.
We have vowed to paint together more often (goal is once a month minimum) -- from life -- either by hiring a model or plein air (painting outside). I'm looking forward to a fun Spring and Summer!
below--5 minute sketch