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.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

A hard act to follow…

After twenty years of modelling for my sculptures and paintings, Denise is well qualified to teach those who have expressed an interest in modelling for the arts.  Currently she has four potential models in tow. 

She begins by stressing the importance of being totally at ease.  This she is able to demonstrate with aplomb as she runs through a series of thirty-second poses with which we begin each life-class.  Immediately there is an inspirational synergy between model and students that transcends all else.  After a longer twenty-minute pose, Denise challenges the class to capture the figure in motion with a series of stretches.  The potential models are enthralled and impressed.  Wow, she's going to be a hard act to follow!

While the class are intent on their own sketches, I have thirty-seconds for one of my own.

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