Blog contributers are members of The Cumberland Lifers drawing group and other drawing groups in the Comox Valley and between Qualicum Beach and Campbell River. Posts are drawings, info and notes or links to items of interest regarding figurative drawing and painting.

The current drop-in sessions of Cumberland Lifers meet weekly on Thursday evenings 7pm-9:30pm during winter until beginning of March. Cost is $10 usually, sometimes less depending on turnout. For more info and to get on our emailing list contact cpowsey@shaw.ca


If you are interested in drawing with the Comox Life Drawing Group contact info@marinerslookout.ca

If you are interested in the Campbell River Open Studio drawing group contact contact@crartgallery.ca

If you are interested in the TOSH Qualicum Beach life drawing group contact qbtosh@shaw.ca

If you are interested in life drawing at The Muir Gallery in Courtenay contact info@comoxvalleyarts.org

Friday, February 25, 2011

There is a fascinating TED presentation by facial surgeon Ian Hutchison that includes a slideshow with paintings by a Mark Gilbert that you can see HERE. Be aware that, as well as Gilberts paintings there are some potentially disturbing and graphic photographic images.

You can visit Mark Gilbert's website HERE.




CR Open Studio

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sketches from Life - Brian Buckrell






















Examples of life group sketches - both quick draws and one more extended.



Brian Buckrell


Monday, February 21, 2011

February Art Sessions (Life drawing in Comox)

February, 28 and March 1, 2011
You might take part once a day over the two days,
one day only, morning, afternoon and/or evening session.
The fee would be a flat $10 per 2.5 hour session.

Reserving a space requires pre-payment to ensure that the model's fees are covered.

Monday and Tuesday Mornings

Monday, February 28, 2011
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
6-2 minute poses, 2-20 minute poses and 1-1 hour pose
1/2 hour break
8 participants

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
6-2 minute poses, 2-20 minute poses and 1-1 hour pose
1/2 hour break
8 participants

Monday and Tuesday

Monday, February 18th
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
6-2 minute poses and 3-1/2 hour pose
2-15 minute breaks
8 participants

Tuesday, March 1st
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
6-2 minute poses and 3-1/2 hour pose
2-15 minute breaks
8 participants

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 1st
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6-2 minute poses, 2-20 minute poses and 1-1 hour pose
1/2 hour break
8 participants

Commitment to studio etiquette
Arrival
5 - 15 minutes prior to session to allow for set-up and prevent shuffling already prepared artists. Th e studio is open 15 minutes prior to the session beginning, arrival prior to this 15 minutes may mean a wait outside.
Depart
during breaks only if leaving early.
Care and respect
for the walls, cabinets and trim. The gallery is open every afternoon and needs to be in good condition for the public.

Optional
Treats during the break are very appreciated. If you would like to share your art sensitive music, bring it along and we'll give it a try.

If you know of someone who wants to do life drawing, please feel free to give them my email address.

I am also planning a life drawing session (lightly clothed) for high school students who wish to become comfortable drawing the human form. If you know someone who might be interested, please give them my email address. I already have a couple of students on the waitlist.

Thank you, hope to hear from you soon.
Henrie

info@marinerslookout.ca

Friday, February 18, 2011

Feb 17th


Last pose of the evening- one hour.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Eloquent Nude

Anyone interested in a great documentary on the photographer Edward Weston and his model and muse Charis Wilson can watch the full length film on the Knowledge Network website right HERE.

In her 90's, the intelligent and insightful Wilson is interviewed extensively.

You can check this page for the upcoming air dates to see the program on television.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog contributers are members of The Cumberland Lifers drawing group and other drawing groups in the Comox Valley and between Qualicum Beach and Campbell River. Posts are drawings, info and notes or links to items of interest regarding figurative drawing and painting.

The current drop-in sessions of Cumberland Lifers meet weekly on Thursday evenings 7pm-9:30pm at the The Cumberland Junior School January 20th to April 28th. Cost is $10 usually, sometimes less depending on turnout. For more info and to get on our emailing list contact cpowsey@shaw.ca


If you are interested in drawing with the Comox Life Drawing Group contact info@marinerslookout.ca

If you are interested in the Campbell River Open Studio drawing group contact contact@crartgallery.ca

If you are interested in the TOSH Qualicum Beach life drawing group contact qbtosh@shaw.ca

If you are interested in life drawing at The Muir Gallery in Courtenay contact info@comoxvalleyarts.org