Life Drawing in Pencil & Pastel

Life Drawing

On Wednesday I took a life drawing class… meaning I was actually teacher in charge! This was only slightly scary as I’ve never done that before, but everyone seemed to have a fun time and said I had helped them. By remarkable coincidence I also sold a life drawing on Etsy on the very same day. Never ever sold a life drawing on Etsy. No connection, either as it went to the US. Strange things coincidences. So, strike while the iron is hot, I say, I’ve put a few more up, in my ‘other’ Etsy shop for original work –…

Life Drawing 16/10/13 h

Naked people in Pawlett…

Spent yesterday life-drawing… Even though I can hardly ever get to the life drawing classes, I still seem to have quite a few drawings around now. Occasionally I frame up a collection of them, but have a lot of framed stuff at the moment. So as an experiment, I have just spent some time putting these up for sale on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/nancyfarmer?section_id=5955658 They are all in pencil, and except for the sketch above they also have a little tone added in pastel, applied on a cotton bud. This, to date, is the best medium I have found that will just…

Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre, photo is copyright of Ian Lynes

Filth, depravity and a light lunch with coffee

I spent an enjoyable few hours at Ilminster Arts Centre (where I currently have a solo exhibition), in my ‘artist-in-lurking’ capacity. The exhibition is stewarded and I don’t have to be there at all, but I feel it does no harm to spend some time there on hand to talk to people should they wish to. On occasion the mere being there and talking to people has led to sales which I am sure would not have happened without the human connection. People often like to how how it’s done, sometimes even why it’s done (a more difficult question). Which…

Life Drawings at Pawlett 16.3.13

What with posting about my pet plagiarist, I didn’t have time to post these drawings last weekend, but I did finally get to another Life Drawing session. These were mostly not the length of poses that I like best – the 4 short 5-minute poses are the sort of thing I like, but then the same seated pose for… er…  what seemed like a very long time, meant I had to move round and draw from different angles, which explains the two pairs of near-identical poses. But still, it did for once mean I put some effort into actually drawing…