This month’s online life drawing session was Klimt-themed from the St Ives School of Painting. Our Tutor, Tom Rickman had organised a fabulous series of poses with Kerry, our model. It felt as if I hadn’t used pastels for such a long time and it was simply glorious to do so.

All drawings were in charcoal and pastels, and I used textured watercolour paper throughout. Here are my drawings from the rest of the session:

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The Diebenkorn-inspired life drawing session by the School of Painting, St Ives was simply delightful. Led by Gary Long, I learned about the 1960s San Francisco Bay Area figurative movement (who included Diebenkorn) and their style of life drawing.

Gary Long taught me in a week-long life drawing workshop several years ago in St Ives. His invaluable tuition has remained with me and in my life drawing practice to this day. It was fabulously inspiring to be taught by him again, even for a short couple of hours.

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A recent online life drawing from the School of Painting, St Ives focused on the style of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Led by Hilary Jean Gibson, it was wonderful to learn and practice a few of the different poses and styles of this period.

You can see my other sketches here: Lynne Forrester, Artist: Life Drawings inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites – Lynne Forrester Artist

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I tuned in to a life drawing session from the School of Painting, St Ives last weekend. The theme for this time was Matisse’s use of patterns to create space and form. Alice Mumford encouraged us to draw in ink, using a stick or similar wooden implement. I found a broken end of a paintbrush that used to belong to my great-aunt Amy that worked well.

Alice Mumford’s enthusiasm was, as always, deliciously infectious and utterly inspiring – and I rediscovered the ink medium as a source of delight!

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Amongst my recent life drawing explorations from the St Ives School of Painting was a session focusing on the Chiaroscuro technique. Chiaroscuro means light and shadow in Italian and is a classical technique that was used by Renaissance artists*.

And so I had my first experience of drawing a model who was only lit by candlelight! What a privilege to have the chance to try this – and to learn from our tutor Tom Rickman. I’m loving the chance to try these differing ways of making art.

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Reference: * Chiaroscuro in Art: Definition, Technique, Artists & Examples – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com


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