Sunday, March 2, 2008
Hi everybody! I have had to resort to painting myself when I am short of 'victims' to paint. Sargent says a portrait is, "something is wrong with the mouth" I know what he means.
Posted by Rachel at 9:24 PM
Lauren is one of the models at the Carnegie and is always great to draw. She usually wears glasses and pulls her red hair up in a fun spikey twisty way.She is pierced in several places and has peacock feather tattoos on her back which always give me trouble. Last Friday she brought lots of black gauze and sheer long gowns she had picked up at Goodwill for next to nothing. Aha! new title! 'Next to Nothing'
Posted by Rachel at 9:15 PM
Our surprise model this week was Daniel Baker who is this awesome jazz guitarist. He has fantastic red hair in dreadlocks down to his waist and it was really fun painting him and watching his intensity and absorption as he played. We had the usual gang for drink and draw and everyone did really wonderful drawings /paintings
Posted by Rachel at 8:50 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Fowey Regatta is so much fun. I love to get out onto the castle rock and watch the racing around the mark in the harbour mouth as you are so close to the action. It is especially exhilarating when the sea is heaving and the wind is strong as in this painting. The Troys pass so close to each other with their bow sprits like lances and everyone is yelling "'Water! Water!" "Starboard!!! Starboard!!!" I painted it with a palette knife to add to the excitement. Hame and Hal have this painting
Posted by Rachel at 4:40 PM
We were at Mary Anne and Richard's New Year's Eve party and I spotted Mary Anne looking lovely in this corner of her dining room and I loved seeing her in her green apron against the greeny blue cupboard. She very sweetly let me come back and we toured her greenhouse and had her delicious soup and bread and she sat still so I could paint her.
Posted by Rachel at 4:35 PM
Tarra turned up at Ray Dunlevy's open studio session with a beautiful sari and had some wine and pizza and fell asleep.
Posted by Rachel at 3:53 PM
John said I should add a beer and call it 'Boobs butt and beer" and someone could hang it up in their garage. I painted this at Ray Dunlevy's Tuesday evening sessions. Tarra is a fabulous model and friend and I love to paint her
Posted by Rachel at 3:47 PM