Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday Night

Michael Welch Self Portrait with Super Moon, pastel on paper (homework assignment) Robert SanGiovanni


For four color exercises, I had the students first do a warm study,
and a cool,
then a dark,
and a bright. (figure studies by Michael Welch)




Pics from last week's Thursday night Life Drawing class at MECA, featuring the drawings of one of my students, Michael Welch. That's his self-portrait in the top pic - fabulous, eh?

5 comments:

i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit said...

They look like they're having a blast.
If you ever move to iowa city i will definitely join your class!

martha miller said...

or if you ever move to maine! we do have a good time in my classes. i received your latest piece of mailart - powerful writing, marc! which i'm sure must feel healing to do. keep 'em coming!!

martha miller said...

p.s. have you ever read john irving's The World According To Garp? when i was in therapy doing grief work around my daughter's illness, for many reasons that book really helped me. not sure it's everyone's cup of tea, but i'd bet it's yours...

William R. Moore said...

Martha,
If I'm not mistaken this is a continuing education class. I agree, they look like they are really enjoying the class. Great exercises, they are very lucky to have you as their instructor/guide. Michael's self portrait is very expressive and well executed. I like the back lighted trees. Also his warm drawing captured an expressive gesture. The World According to Garp is one of my favorites and I think it is due a reread. Hotel New Hampshire is another great Irving book. Very different stories but both are weirdly/quirky and humorously funny reads.

Susan Beauchemin said...

What a great self portrait! Those eyes--shaded with age and the veins in his hand! I like the wildness of the background. The whole of it is so nice, that I'm driven to say what does bother me about this drawing--his arm when bent should be lower than the edge of the paper--as it is now his arm is too short--that's it! He can fix this or not--maybe that was intentional? Sorry if I overstepped a blog comment.