Thursday, February 19, 2015
Enough about the slop. I decided to sketch Marla E. Artist who was doing a larger than life painting of a stunning nude model. Marla prepares her canvases with a thick gesso that makes the surface smooth as plaster. She also incorporates even thicker circular patterns that create a surface you are tempted to want to touch. Marla actually used champagne to thin out her paints. The model had on a long pearl necklace that accentuated the curve of her back. Marla's painting from the evening before was stored off to the left. When the model took a break, I sketched her one more time as she checked her phone for messages.
Orit Reuben had a pastel nude on display and it sold on the first night. I really should consider hanging work in next year's show. Then again, the only time I sketch nudes is at Nude Nite. I checked out the couple that were allowing people to snip away one inch pieces of fabric from their outfits. I considered doing a second sketch. The scene was chaos and the crowd so thick that I decided to pass on the sketch opportunity one more time. I needed to get home and slip out of my sopping wet boot.