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Sneaky Portraits

August 14, 2014

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I used to do a lot of life drawing classes. I have heaps of that sort of stuff over here on my Flickr.

That’s how I learned to draw after art school. Nobody did drawings on location at my college, and strangely not much still-life either. It was either drawing the figure, or drawing from imagination. So for years after art school I just kept at it. Sometimes going three nights a week during my peak years.

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Right after my recent direct-to-watercolor marathon I signed up for a week long figure drawing workshop at UQAM. If you live anywhere near Montreal, they do this class twice a year. A solid week, 9-5 in the studio, with a wide variety of models. I don’t know of a better workshop deal anywhere. This is my second time doing it. I hope to find the time again next year.

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This year something weird happened. Suddenly I found myself with extra time. Usually I’m working right to the last micro second of a pose. But this year, with all the recent plein air painting practice I found enough time in between long poses to do these sneaky portraits in the margins.

This has me looking forward to Juliana Russo’s Portrait Exchange in Paraty.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. annie autones permalink
    August 15, 2014 10:32 AM

    Encore Marc Taro, avec des portraits cette fois. Suis le lien sur Fliker. Plus photo de notre groupe de carnet. bises a Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:58:53 +0000 To:

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