Saturday, November 13, 2010
I'm a coffee drinker. Or more precisely, an addict. But I've cut back considerably in the last twenty years - I'm now down to only one pot a day! I like my coffee fresh, and I like it strong but not so strong that its acidity or bitterness overpowers the nice roasty flavor of a good French Roast. I drink my coffee black.
I drink coffee whenever I'm working. If I have to work at night, I still have to have coffee. This wasn't a problem when I was younger and my schedules more flexible, but with kids in school it does beat me up. Drinking coffee won't keep me up at night but I often wake up exhausted, and I'm no good the next day. I have a night class to teach once a week, so on Fridays I'm a zombie. It's a good thing that these open figure sessions are on Friday mornings - a no pressure, ease into your groove kind of thing. Surrounded by other painters of considerable skill, it's both inspiring and energizing. Just what a zombie needs.
This painting was done at yesterday's session. No, we did not have the session in a restaurant - that junk is made up as usual. If you want to see what the set up actually looked like, my pal DaLo has some pics on his blog. Check 'em out~ You'll see just how much I abuse and exploit my artistic license! There are other good painters in there but I don't think they have blogs, or if they do their efforts haven't been posted. Too bad, because it would be really interesting and instructive to ponder upon each artist's decision making process that lead to the final outcome. (Are you reading this, Susan?)
Posted by Terry Miura at 9:01 AM