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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.

One Comment 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: annieautones@hotmail.com

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