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Drawing with Ronell

October 24, 2008

Ronell came over to my place on Tuesday afternoon to draw, and I set up some statues and casts that were around the house or in my studio.  We were joined by neighbor Nicole this time, who paints but hardly ever draws. She chose a difficult one with a lot of movement, and said she’d forgotten what hard work drawing can be!

I was very slow, as I have been lateIy,  Ronell had time to do 2 while I only drew one – and it was unfinshed by the time Ronell left.

I worked on another one yesterday, so here they are:

I’ve also been working on a watercolor portrait – this follows the drawing I posted here.

This man’s face really is a bit wonky – the chin is sort of skewed on the photo.  I’ve actually minimized it, but the painting looks a bit off.  Funny, because it didn’t strike me on the photo until I painted it.  I may keep working on this – I’m not sure yet.  I’m going to see if the art fairy intervenes…

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  1. annie permalink
    October 24, 2008 3:44 pm

    I love it, Casey, when you and Ronell get together to sketch or paint. I think drawing IS very hard, I have to get after myself to study it more fully because I love the fast sketch and wash more than anything “FINISHED” and
    would be happiest just exploring that.

    I can’t comment on the painting you are doing from the sketch of that man
    because I don’t see the “wonky” that worries you. Maybe I just have wonky eyeballs and can’t tell.

  2. October 24, 2008 9:09 pm

    What beautiful work. Love the drawings ….. Bet you all had a fantastic time too!

  3. October 25, 2008 3:12 am

    Your slow drawings are so lovely Casey. The child’s face is beautiful – the eyes so expressive.

  4. October 25, 2008 8:49 pm

    Lovely drawings, and the watercolour portrait is beautifully fresh and sunlit – the wonkiness as you call it, comes across as character to me!

  5. October 26, 2008 6:12 pm

    The nice thing about drawing is that after the event nobody knows how long you took, so I say, take as long as you like. And they’ve turned out beautifully.

    Then I saw the watercolour portrait! Beautiful work, Casey a very human portrait full of character but it is actually the magic light that really impresses. Brava!

  6. October 26, 2008 7:08 pm

    Très beau portrait, belle luminosité.

  7. October 27, 2008 2:36 pm

    Today is my lucky day! First I found Shirley than you!

    The child has a kind of sinister look, but of cos that’s from my point of view. 😀 And the shading is nice!
    The watercolor is brilliantly done. I love the colors that is bended. Especially, the skin tone and the collar.

    BTW, can I link you to my blog?

  8. October 29, 2008 12:46 am

    Send that art fairy over to me when she free! Your drawings are so soft and lovely… my favorite is the second one…. just lovely! And, I think the portrait is nice too–doesn’t look wonky at all–just looks like he’s in motion.

  9. October 29, 2008 12:50 am

    I think these are beautiful. The first is such an interesting angle and you handled it so well, and the second is positively glowing. Luminous!

  10. October 29, 2008 1:47 am

    Hi Casey, First I want to know where you find these casts. How wonderful to have them around the house and studio to draw! They drawings are fabulous! And the painting doesn’t look at all wonky to me. Jana

  11. October 29, 2008 1:49 am

    Hah! That was funny: I clicked on the link that says “Ronell” at the top of your post to go visit her blog and it took me to a larger image of the painting of the Sea Captain who I’m quite sure is not at all Ronell! Jana

  12. October 29, 2008 8:01 am

    I really enjoy your quick watercolour drawings. Something I practice myself


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