Linde last Sunday

A new season of live drawing has begun and we were lucky to have Linde as our model 🙂

Five poses of 2 min and two of 5 min:


Another 5 min sketch:Linde

In the afternoon we also started new portrait sessions. The first is a sketch with charcoal, later traced with a fountain pen and colored with a water color pencil. The second portrait is oil paint on paper.


Before the rain

We had just an hour, maybe a bit more before it started to rain. So I brought just pencils to sketch the view on paper and maybe create another drawing/painting at home from a photo. Here’s the sketch, will post another version eventually to compare.

Lane in the forest

I have been organizing the garage all week (not finished yet), so that I have all my DIY, sculpture- and drawing/painting tools ordered and within reach. I can’t wait to start live drawing again, a subject I’m most comfortable with I guess, for drawing outside doesn’t come easy to me, but I will also work more on painting other subjects and making sculptures, the coming season. For all this I really have to have more order in the work space. A friend of mine, who made children’s programs for television had a perfectly organized workshop. He said it gave him the most freedom to create.


Belgian Blue

Cows at a local organic farm. They were great models for today, very patient.  Happy cows, but with numbers; I’m afraid with short lives…Belgian Blue cows

This first one was with only pencil, but not quite clear so I added some lines with a 0.1 pen.

Belgian Blue cow

Will study more cow anatomy, which will help in further drawings.

Painting outside

Drawing/painting outside is wonderful. I discovered that there is a lot to learn, a lot. Where do you start on the paper, which colors to choose, which medium at all. Depth, shadows, lines or no lines. And the longer you study the view the more you see. Well, the first creation was not that great, then i tried to do it all over again at home and it got a little better, but that’s from a photo. Here the 2 works, just shared as a study to see where it will go the next few weeks…. I just packed my brushes, paper, paint etc. and am about to leave for another session en plein air with my art friends 🙂from photoThis is the one from photo

Painting outside 1The first attempt on location.