Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Quick sketches

It's the middle of the night and I photographed these sketches from a A5 journal with a flash - not the best.

A friend of mine has started two huge oil paintings that will be hung in Marley's music shop in Waihi - Music Oasis, a specialist music store. Take a look at John's work in progress.

I didn't make it to life drawing tonight - I have a cold. I've been going through my journals and thought I'd upload some of my scribbles from the local monthly music club nights. And they are scribbles. It's pretty dark at the venue...that's my excuse anyway. And when drawing flat on the table, the subject tends to get a leaning, flat look to him/her.

The musicians seem to be quite tolerant of one or two of us sitting there right in front of them, drawing. Thank you to those who might read this, and apologies for the drawings! One night, a friend was with me and she quite fancied one of the drawings and she asked if she could have it. She tucked it into her bag. When the musician finished singing he came over and asked if he could take a look at the drawing, it was quite funny when she had to fish it out of her bag to show him. Especially when we'd written a title on it ... "dark and handsome". I haven't got it to post here, probably a good thing.


Anonymous said...

That's so funny - I bet he was secretly flattered.

New Zealand Iris said...

You're work is almost musical as your hand floats across the page.
It is a visual Symphony and I wish I could work with such self assurance and lovingly execute the Subject. Look forward to a Water Colour Session sometime.

Denise said...

Loved looking through your drawings Sandra :). They have such great energy. Hope you get over the cold soon.

Is hard to imagine summer when it is so grey but I will give it my best ;).