Sunday, May 03, 2009
The new studio is taking on a life of its own. I began hosting an "Open" figure/portrait painting group that meets each Saturday from 1pm-4pm. The group fluctuates, depending on people's schedules, between 5-10 artists. The model takes a repeated pose for 3 hours, and the artists work in whatever medium they wish. Some draw in charcoal, pastel or pen. Some paint in acrylics or oils. It is a wonderful way to share the cost of hiring a model, and it is a great way for artists to connect, encourage one another and share ideas.