Monday, January 7, 2019


Last Friday we had our first life drawing session at the Peninsula Museum of Art!!  It has been a long time since I have had the opportunity to draw from a live model and it was a treat!!  I am excited that we will be having a 3-hour session every Friday for 10 weeks (to start) and I hope it is popular enough to continue on after that.  We had seven artists for the first session.  Most have studios in the building but it is open to anyone who would like to participate.  You can purchase the entire set of sessions or buy a punch card for a few dollars more per session or just pay a drop in fee each week you come with no obligation for any additional sessions.  If you live in the area and are interested, contact me.  It will be every Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM.  You will need to be there a little earlier to set up.  

This time I decided to work with charcoal on newsprint.  Next time, I am thinking I will try working smaller with ink in a sketchbook and I definitely want to try one session using my iPad Pro and work digitally.  Having the drawing sessions each week gives me the opportunity to try lots of approaches and different materials.  

Here are some of the other drawings from Friday.  We started out with 2 minute poses which tend to be about gesture and progressed to the last 3 poses that were 20 minutes each.  


Sonia said...

Nice work Myrna.

RH Carpenter said...

It is such a treat to see life drawings and although they are sketches, some of these look quite finished. Hope to see you use lots of fun tools for each session :). And Happy New Year!!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Carol Worthington-Levy has left a new comment on your post "DRAWN FROM LIFE!":

Hi Myrna,

Great blog and well worth spending lots of time!

Had not heard of ‘sketch club’ before and am looking forward to trying it. My life drawing has always been strong but larger than an ipad So this could be intriguing to try.

Like you, I’ve been painting a lot and have been doing both objective and non-objective art. 2 acrylic paintings per week has been typical although I’ve done some intricate collages that have taken longer due to drying times and research.

I love how Blogspot seems to be such a great venue for these reports on your progress. This makes me think I could use this venue myself. I am not finding Instagram to be focused enough and am actually thinking of backing out of that - it’s kind of a time-waster.

As many people talk about how COVID lockdown has left them with too much time on their hands, I am grateful to have so much I want to do that is right here at home.

Btw I’ve also been doing some great crit classes online with Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia! I love this expansion of my art community.

Hope to see you soon, and thanks for the inspiration! Cheers! -Carol W-L

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