two watercolors of coho salmon, the parr and spawning stages, done for fundraising invites for the endangered species coalition.
10 April 2008
watercolor and carbon pencil on Fabriano Artistico R 300gsm, 18" x 12".
we had the master & guest bedrooms, two offices, the master bathroom and the hallway painted and this induced a spurt of bottom up spring cleaning -- books, clothes, computers, dvds, financial documents, tools, furniture, storage boxes, the works.
a few weeks' relaxation, a thorough cleaning of the studio, a sort & reshelving of all my studio art books, and days just staring out the window. how blissful.
when i picked up again at the weekly figure group, i was surprised to find that drawings came more easily and took a more relaxed style.
these pieces, of aaron, were done from 15 or 20 minute poses, including both the drawing and painting. i worked as quickly as i could but didn't focus on accuracy or finish. i enjoyed myself.
i've gotten a couple of commissions and also sold a large (40" x 30") figure nude at a very good price. so it's been a good month.
Posted by Bruce at 8:11 PM