Friday, November 7, 2008


oil on canvas

Another nude day. Fun, these are just plain fun. Takes me right back to life class at FIT. It was heaven—in retrospect. In the moment—it was terrifying. I was surrounded by so many gifted artists it took my breath away. Walking around and looking at everyone's work when the model took a break was both intimidating and exhilarating. I used my kneaded eraser like worry beads, pulling, stretching, wadding. We used Blaisdale charcoal pencils—extra soft, little sandpaper blocks for flattening on an angle to create a point and huge newsprint pads. What can I say. School is an experience best appreciated from a great distance. For me anyway.

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