Thanks to Melissa at Vivianne Designs for putting this Treasury together and including "Logs on the Beach at the Oregon Coast"
So, I was sitting in front of the gas fire the other night (yep, it is still pretty chilly here in the Evenings but really any excuse to sit in front of the gas fire is awesome!) when I started pondering about the Fireside Lady. I made her in a sculpture class quite a few years ago and she has spent every minute of her existence on the hearth, Lucky Girl but really she does need to keep warm :)
I love working with clay, it is almost a spiritual connection working the Earth, molding by hand, a very similar experience to planting Flowers in the ground. :)
I love this shot.
The wonderful thing about this particular class was that we only got 5 mins. to work every angle. So, starting at the head, looking straight on, 5 mins and rotating from there. It is an awesome challenge, you have to stay very focused on the very specific part you are working on at the time and not the whole person but also keeping in mind that you are working to complete the whole and not just the individual part.
Of course, you are not going to create a Rodin in that time but I was very happy with the result and it made me realize a few misguided assumptions I had, and I think we all have, about the Human body and where things lie in relationship to each other.
I really miss working with clay and so, once I have finished my drawing classes, I am going to treat myself to some clay sculpting classes too.
If you could what kind of classes would you take?
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.