Had a great time in the drop in figure class today. Many things fell into place, and it was as if they were meant to be exactly as they showed themselves on paper. With the figures I'm enjoying suggesting implied shapes and forms, the parts of a figure that I don't paint completely, but seem to need no explanation as they remain understated on the page. I'm planning to paint a figurative work on canvas from one of my sketches again soon. It gives me the chance to flesh out the body, and also the opportunity to play with colors, not necessarily natural skin tones, in putting it on canvas.
Life's responsibilities have been consuming my life these last couple of months. There has been much paperwork in terms of forms for applying for opportunities to exhibit my work or to have the chance to design a commission. In addition the aromas wafting through the house are definitely harbingers of Passover. Matzoh Balls and chicken soup, matzoh kugel, and potato kugel are keeping me busy, cooking ahead and freezing, to enjoy with company, family and friends. For me, the foods express the pleasure of family and friends gathered round. Perhaps, for me, that is the ultimate feeling I love about the Jewish holidays. And so I cook, I prepare, they come, we eat, and share time together making good memories. Looking forward to it...