Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back from Chicago

My blog posts have been very sparse lately but now that Summer is winding down I'm in the Studio more. A couple of weeks ago my friend Angela and I went to Chicago, IL to take a week long drawing workshop from Henry Yan at the Palette and Chisel. His book is "Henry Yan's Figure Drawing Techniques and Tips". It was very inspirational to watch his demos and study his drawings which were so well done and beautiful. Of course I already knew that to draw well you must practice and practice then practice more.

Angela and I had to eat at Gino's and have their famous Chicago Style Pizza!
The view from our Hotel--if you look closely between buildings you can see our Lake Michigan view (lol).

Yes I am still painting, here's my latest 3 hour head study from Monday night.





7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Good to hear you back on blogging. A week long drawing workshop sounds wonderful.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Hi Suzanne, seems like forever since I've posted! Yes the workshop was a lot of work but definately worth it.

Paz said...

Glad you're back and had a good time in Chicago!

Happy painting,
Paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Paz, good to hear from you, had a great time in Chicago :-)

Brenda said...

Ah...good ole Chicago pizza! Years ago, I worked just down the street from Gino's, and we often lunched there.

Glad you're blogging again, Rhonda. You were missed!

Trotter said...

Hi Rhonda! Great to have some time to land here...
Yummy pizza, great painting!! Fabulous view, but you must wear those binoculars you have been keeping for so long... ;))

Blogtrotter Two is showing a wonderful site for your holidays: Costa Smeralda!! Enjoy, leave your comment and have a great Sunday!

Gina said...

sounds like a great trip Rhonda!
I know how hard it is to keep the blog updated sometimes!..great to see you back here though Gxx