In Camelot, Arthur asks Merlin what is the best thing for being sad. Merlin says “To learn something—it’s the one thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your arteries. You may lie awake a night and listen to the disorder of you veins. You may miss your father, your mother, your dog, your only love. There’s only one thing for all of it—learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it.”
It’s amazing how repeating an exercise leads to learning. The figure work this Saturday was more insightful, more sensitive, more innovative than last—go figure (yuk, yuk). I’m sure it will be the same on Wednesday.
Because we are out of sync between Wednesday and Saturday the next week for Saturday will be continuing to develop painting from figure studies (or anything else) while Wednesday has another crack at the model—this time Mary.
Images from some of the last classes are above. Perhaps they will lead you to your next “lesson”. You can click on the image to enlarge it, then print it and play with it. Whether sad or not, (we hope not,) it is a way learn something. Keep in mind, some of them are the VERY FIRST figure studies–talk about learning!