Friday, June 3, 2011

Eberhardt and Me

Enrolled in an open studio figure drawing (non)-class last month.  In so many years of teaching art, in painting with acrylics, molding with clay, drawing with charcoal, it appears I've forgotten how to "see."  Point and blatant reminder?  Teaching technique does not equate to translating observation to paper.  So, these three hours on Thursday morning are kicking my butt, and I'm intrigued and immersed in the process.

These sessions have prompted me to revisit the incredible life drawings of those I'd admired in the past, particularly Alice Neel and Eberhard Huckstadt.  They have also intensified my love/hate with time at the computer looking at life studies done by so many with the brilliant eye.

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