Guestblog: Plaster Casting – the inside story

Sometimes you find yourself leaping impulsively into a project – and this was one of those times.  I had answered an advertisement, asking for models who were prepared to be plaster cast for an artwork by “an international artist”.  Not only have I never been plaster cast, a month or so ago, I hadn’t ever […]

Lucy channelling ‘The Raft of the Medusa’

As Esther knows, I’ve long wanted to do a Spirited Bodies using ‘The Raft of the Medusa‘ as the inspiration point.  Reluctantly accepting reality, I know that this is not an appropriate re-enactment for inexperienced models, the poses involved are tough and hard to hold.  Tonight, I was modelling for Lucy Sullivan’s evening class at […]

Arts For All; & all about the Man!

Returning from a workshop of ours I mused that we are teaching people how to be naked! It ought to be natural. It is! Today I took a Spirited Body to work and I don’t just mean my own. James couldn’t make any of our workshops but through emailing I could tell he was pretty […]

Life Modelling, Inner Confidence & Writing (a Business Plan with Lucy)

Last night I went to bed thinking how amazing is Lucy Saunders! Yesterday she ran a workshop in creating the business plan when you start up your own business. It was held on an estate in Wandsworth for the Women of Wandsworth Mums Enterprise group. With the current government kicking millions off the dole and […]

Communicating a Pose: from Model to Artist (to canvas)

My practical application of life drawing techniques is pretty ropey. I’ve heard and seen a lot; but done – there I lack. When instructing others on how to draw me I explain – “Convey my essence, what does the pose feel like? Express that with your charcoal marks!” Today I observed the communication process again. […]