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Lost in the Wisteria, and some leftover sketches

July 13, 2009

Last year we bought a slightly kitschy, copy of an 18-th century statue to put in our new garden.  It stuck out something like the proverbial sore thumb, and we wondered if we’d done the right thing for a while.  Finally, the wisteria has surrounded it, and it’s starting to look like it belongs here.

Some leftovers from my life drawing group, which has recessed for the summer:

One evening, the model didn’t show up.  It was a beautiful evening, so we sat outside, drank wine and did portraits of one another.  I was pretty intimidated, as there are some pretty amazing artists in the group, but I managed to do 3 – Marie, Monique and Phillippe, in that order.

And here’s a drawing of a dressed model, for a change.  We were drawing outside on Saturday morning, and the wind picked up, so she put on her robe.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    Ah…to sit outside, drink wine and draw portraits. I do believe I’d prefer the model never show up if this is the alternative!!!

  2. July 13, 2009 8:09 pm

    I’ve been thinking recently your new garden must be a picture, Casey. I’ll get in line with the others who envy your life drawing group and how nice the break from routine would have been – outside with a glass of wine. Excellent sketches as always.

  3. July 13, 2009 8:13 pm

    Great work!

  4. July 14, 2009 5:32 am

    This last one is so wonderful! Really sensuous curves and such great movement. It has a Matisse feel to it and might make a great painting. What do you like better about Bloglovin?

  5. July 15, 2009 1:36 pm

    Oh, I love wisteria – I’m envious of your lovely garden! And I really like the last drawing – of the woman in the chair. Such fluid lines!

  6. July 15, 2009 1:42 pm

    Casey, I love your work. I especially like the wisteria.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  7. July 15, 2009 8:12 pm

    Que de magnifiques croquis sur le vif!!J’adore!

  8. July 17, 2009 11:03 pm

    Beautiful portraits! Philippe is my favorite. Amazing as it seems easy for you!

  9. July 23, 2009 5:21 pm

    Great sketches and fabulous watercolors!

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