After all the craziness of getting work ready for my shows (‘Emergence’ at Gallery 8, Salt Spring Island and ‘Caught Red Handed’ at Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria), I was over on Salt Spring Island for a short visit with my Mum and Dad. Mum reminded me that it was Monday – life drawing day. Egads.
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Eyesight…. Eyesight – something we sure take for granted…at least I do. Yesterday, my Mum had a cataract operation. It made me think about my eyes and how grateful I am to have my eyesight. As Degas says in a letter to Jeanne Fevre in 1906, “What a blessing eyesight is, my God!”
Today, I was flipping through the superb book, Degas by Himself, edited by Richard Kendall. I found I was drawn (hah!) to Degas’s figure drawings especially after life drawing last week on Salt Spring. Most of us are familiar with his more well known paintings and pastels of racehorses, ballerinas and portraits but here were
Life drawing Today I went to life drawing on Salt Spring Island. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to life drawing. I know it’s been awhile because I couldn’t remember how to assemble the easel I use for this purpose! Perhaps with more time I would’ve eventually figured it out but as it