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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nov. 28th, drawing at the Muir.


I am glad I made it for the life drawing session at the Muir this morning. We started promptly at 9 and drew til 11 with a short break. Just the start I needed on a Monday morning.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Drawing Cancelled on November 24th due to parent/teacher interviews at the school!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Possible daytime drawing at The Muir Gallery: info from Brian Buckrell

The Comox Valley Arts Council has begun evening life drawing classes
in Muir Gallery . I went there for their evening session this week. Good set up. Good lighting.

I don't enjoy going out at night to paint so I discussed a daytime session. They are willing to do a trial - a life drawing session on Monday mornings- the day the gallery is closed. I suggest 10 people limit to see how it goes. They are willing to run a three week trial beginning a week Monday - Mondays Nov 28, Dec 5 and 12 from 9 to 11 AM. To make it work for them we are asking $30 to pay for the three sessions ($ 10 for each of the three days - covers model and makes a contribution to their overhead at Muir). It insures stability and makes the effort worth while for them. You could trade off your day with someone else if you could not make it.
It looks like we have 5 committed. Need 5 more to make it go. If there was interest, we could discuss how best to organize it for the New Year. I wouldn't mind one session periodically with longer posses and clothed ( even partially) for painting with colour and some for portrait painting.

Anyone interested please contact me back at bbuckrell@shaw.ca as soon as possible. First come first served.
Thanks.
--
Brian Buckrell

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scott Hamilton's Drawing Project



Scott Hamilton lives in the valley. He does fine woodworking and furniture design, which you can see HERE. He also has a drawing project underway. 100 drawings in 20 weeks...you can visit his blog HERE and if you leave a comment he will apparently draw you from any profile pictures you have online.

Bill Tomlinson's Drawings



Also found that an old friend has just put up a website/blog of his lovely drawings, example above. Link HERE.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011




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As an adolescent in the '70's, I vaguely remember exploring this tome that belonged to a friends parents after we unearthed it from the bottom of a drawer when they were away. I remember being mesmerized...by the line quality of the exquisite and beautifully rendered figurative ink drawings. The original edition is celebrating it's 40th anniversary. Read about how the book was illustrated and view an interview with one of the illustrators, Chris Foss on the BBC...HERE.

Sunday, November 6, 2011



Remember, kids, Don't Drink and Draw. Always visit the Waverley Hotel after drawing and not before.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Duo Life drawing Sessions:


The Old School House, Qualicum Beach: - Friday, November 11th - Michael Ward & Kim Butler- 10am to 1:00 PM (Coordinator Dan Gray)


Nanaimo Art Gallery, Downtown Art Gallery: - Monday, November 28th - Michael Ward & Kim Butler - 10am to 1:00 PM (Coordinator Gerda Hofman)

Michael M Ward

Friday, November 4, 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