It's really difficult to see well enough to draw or paint when the lights go out.It makes me realize how dependent we are on electricity for so many things. What we're having is really a "brown out". Some lights are on very dimly, which is how I continued to work on the drawing I was in the middle of when the power outage began. Should be interesting to see how it looks in daylight tomorrow! Surprise!
The better part of my day was the morning when I went to my figure drawing session and drew for 3 hours. I'm always smiling when I go there, and I'm always smiling when the session is over. There is a real feeling of facing a challenge with each new pose, trying to get it down on paper in the short alloted time, anywhere from 2 minute poses to 1 hour poses. Some days I'm in the swing of it, and others bring less success. But I always learn to see the figure better, to realize the mechanics of how it works, muscles, joints, etc. Today was a good day with a new model, who was more trim and better toned than many males we draw from. Tomorrow I'll post a couple of the drawings from today. Also my completed still life is nagging at me to post it. Since I'm very pleased with its conclusion, I will also add it to my website tomorrow.