Last month’s life drawing session from the School of Painting was focused on the work of Whistler. I felt especially lucky this time as Julie, the model has gone to the trouble of making her dress specifically for this class – how amazingly dedicated is that?

We started off with some quick standing poses in charcoal on white cartridge paper:

Then a couple of seated poses:

Moving onto ink for a slightly longer pose:

And then I got to try gouache for the first time in over twenty years. I’d forgotten what a versatile medium it is:

Back to charcoal for the final standing pose:

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