Sunday, April 23, 2017


It's one thing to decide on a pose --  that process is fairly democratic, more or less.  There is, of course,  the inevitable thrashing out of suitable and reasonable, good ideas that takes place before an agreeable compromise can be reached so that the model's pose is of interest to everyone.
But an equal challenge presents itself to the model who must hold a position for a given block of time before a buzzer signals a rest - in terms of her inner life it might not be unlike waiting for a phone call or a bus, or a meal to be served.

Pastel on Strathmore 18"x24" cropped - ©mcl


  1. Gorgeous drawing. In terms of inner life, I suppose meditation would help, but not with the inevitable aches of staying still for so long. Love this.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

  2. Thank you, Barbara. I think you're right, meditation would help -- but I don't think we're designed to stay still, to be inert -- it's not really natural.

    xoxo, Marcia