Wednesday, October 26, 2011

experience

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
(A quote from the label on my Good Earth tea bag, one of my favorite reading venues.)


I have had the time to attend several sessions lately where I can draw or paint from the live model. Instead of falling back on pencil drawing which is easier for me, I have been bringing canvas and Golden Open Acrylic (supposedly slower drying and better blending) with me to class. And I have been setting up and painting during the long poses. This is new for me and very challenging.


It seems that the harder I work at painting in my Life drawing class, the less I am happy with the result. So I am waiting for all the "experience" to kick in. I am sure it is not a waste of time, but a valuable learning opportunity.

3 comments:

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Great. Keep it up. Do alot. It will kick in. Believe me. You've got the chops girl!!!!!

Janice Skivington said...

Thank you Frank, that means a lot coming from you!

Laura Tabbut said...

Golden Open Acrylics. Do you like working with these? Tell me more...