Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Drawing with friends

Today saw the first afternoon of drawing out and about with friends. We plan to meet up about once a month to begin with, though I have plans for greater frequency and for the group to grow once the current members gain in confidence (more about that once everyone is happy).

This time with the weather being wet and unspring-like, we met in Malmesbury Abbey and did a series of small studies of motifs, parts of the building and other details that took our fancy. Mine, unsurprisingly, included some blind drawing, this time choosing a row of joined up chairs and also stylised drawings of spiral motifs from a Victorian stone panel which I found surprisingly hard to read - so much so that sharing is not a good idea! Clearly, practice at reading shapes is what I need ...

 


This was a humble and simple beginning but we all enjoyed the doing and the talking and have arranged to meet again in May. This time perhaps the weather will be kind to us as we've chosen to meet at a lovely local wildlife site. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh you are doing some fun things lately! And it IS spring, in spite of the weather!

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    1. Good to hear from you, Marny. I am indeed enjoying what I am doing right now. Our trip to Australia last Autumn inspired all sorts of thoughts ... and there are lots more to work through.

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  2. comme au salon 'design' à milan...:)

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    1. Merçi Elfi ... mais s'assoir sur ces chaises serait peut-être difficile!

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  3. Chairs can be so person-like, or like groups of people interacting. Plenty of scope for the imagination!

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    1. I love them and their negative spaces. I often draw groups or take photos - Cathedrals and churches seem to be particularly good sources of them.

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