marker no.1, self portrait in pastel on charcoal paper

Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I've been having a difficult time again with peri-menopause symptoms. I see the doctor next week and will be begging to be placed on HRT again. Last night I took a sleeping pill just to get one good night's sleep. I did but was groggy most of the morning. None the less, I got right to work in class today.

We had to do two markers today. The first was a self portrait, life size using our nupastels. The second was to do a drawing using linear perspective. We could pick something in the studio or go outdoors. It was lightly raining so I just drew what was in front of me. Time allotted was 45 minutes for each drawing.

On Wednesday we are to take to class something that is curva-linear for line drwing. Hummmm

As for the rest of today I am going to begin to prepare some of my masonite boards for painting class on Friday and do one with a new medium I bought yesterday: Acrylic ground for pastel by Golden. I'll keep you posted!


  1. Sherry Says:

    Oh yes, I hear you Marta, especially the not sleeping well. Sometimes I just give in and take an Excedrine PM.

  2. laura Says:

    The sleep disruption is maddening. I used to drop right off--never realized how lucky I was. Now I toss and turn and can never get comfortable.
    This class sounds rigorous! I like the idea of limiting the time you spend on a drawing. Your self-portrait is quite detailed for such a short amount of time!

  3. Amazing job on your hair! You're doing really well with these, Marta!

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