From the sketchbook

I loved drawing this model. My preference up to this point had been for

more “Rubenesque” or voluptuous body types, and usually nude women

because that’s all we were exposed to during my college years. Any male

models would have been required to wear jock straps. Well, it was the 60’s

and I was enrolled in a ‘proper’ women’s college after all. When we did

have an ‘erotic art’ exhibition, it was held in the basement. Only senior

year art majors were allowed to view it. Very funny in retrospect.

So then this particular model is either from my days at Skowhegan, or at

one of the live drawing sessions I used to attend during my early years

after moving to Boston.


4 thoughts on “From the sketchbook”

  1. There is such an incredible sense of movement in these drawings. These drawings are very fluid! You capture the essence of this model. You put movement and flesh on the bone! Degas and Picasso come to mind. You are a master! Your paintings build on the bones and then add a most splendid sense of color! You have so many phases in your body of work!

    1. Robbie, thank you so much for your incredibly generous thoughts!
      that helps to fuel my resolve and dispel any lingering anxiety as I face an empty surface to start a new image ….:)

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