My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Life class alfresco…

Today’s life-class moved from the confines of the studio to the great outdoors. 

The crystal clear, boulder strewn, waters of the River Antrim border the gardens that surround the studio.  Perched on top of one of the boulders is the model and on the shore a group of students struggle to capture the scene.  The subject is almost too idyllic.  In painting, it is better to make much out of a little, rather than a little out of a lot. 

However, the glitter of romance as seen from afar is often uncomfortable at close quarters.  A stiff wind funnelled down the valley and after fifteen minutes Denise, our brave model, had more goose bumps than there are pebbles on the beach.   

1 comment:

  1. Shiver! I would want to be modelling wearing many layers of clothing!!