Sunday, March 15, 2009

Two Minute Poses



I really have been painting, but I won't have anything to post for awhile. I found these sketches I did in an evening drawing session awhile ago and thought, what the heck...I think I'll post 'em. as the title states, they were two minute poses...I don't know why I don't take advantage of this opportunity more often, it's clearly beneficial and it certainly wouldn't hurt to get a little more practice in...plus, it's a fun group.

20 comments:

Jeane said...

oh Paula, these are so good!

Marian Fortunati said...

Clearly they are fabulous!! What great practice.
Is this an art school or just a group that gets together that people join?

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Paula,
These are great! I haven't done a class like this since college! You should keep it up your sketches are fabulous!

butterfly woman said...

I love the poses, they are so different and yet so divinely exquisite. Makes me long for those days of sketching in college. I think 2 minute poses can bring out the best in us, tapping into our hidden gifts. And being with a group always good to have that artistic energy around us.

E. Floyd said...

fun, fun, fun! I love them.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Is it North River? Some night I'll drive up and meet you! These are really good - you should do more figures. :)

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Jeanne, Marian, Manon, Butterfly Woman, Liz, and Kelley! This is a casual, non-instructional workshop run by one of the members of our association who happens to have a huge studio. The sessions alternate from a long pose where everyone paints to the short pose sessions for drawing. Kelley...they are at Mary's building...c'mon up!

Deborah Ross said...

Nice! you captured more in two minutes than I could ever hope to. Can;t wait to see more of your paintings. Hey, did you see what Michelle said about us on her blog?

Zhao Jinxing said...

Hello Paula Villanova, the recent conduct of my busy, do not have access to your blog, I enjoy your blog, I wish you a healthy and happy!

Carolann said...

I really love these two minute poses I will post mine on my blog soon. Sometimes I think they are not worth posting but looking at yours I realise they are quite interesting to see. Somehow they have so much movement and life in them, much more than a longer drawing conveys.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Deb, that was really nice of Michelle to post that lovely award to both of us!

Zhao, so nice to hear from you, your tile work is really so nice to look at.

Carolann, looking forward to seeing your figure sketches. I think you're right, the shorter poses have more of a spirit to them because we are really trying to get the essence of the pose along with sharpening our seeing/drawing skills. Thanks for visiting!

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow Paula, these are great sketches, and in two minutes. Scary what can be possible in such a short time. Of course it doesn't hurt to have your amazing talent!

Paula Villanova said...

Hey thanks Vern!Not so amazing, but you are right, it is funny what can be accomplished in two short minutes. Sometimes I think those sketches are better because they are loose and free.

Sandy said...

I keep meaning to begin practcing the human form...I must do that some day. Nice sketches.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

These are fabulous!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Paula,
Your sketches are great, amazing what you can accomplish in 2 minutes!

Highton-Ridley said...

You know, I think I prefer these pencil sketches over your paintings - there;s something freely raw about them, almost straight from the mind, but bypassing a lot of conscious scrutiny.

If you know what I mean :)

Cheers,
Mark
www.highton-ridley.co.uk

Paula Villanova said...

Sandy, Robin, and Rhonda...thanks for checking in!...and Mark, welcome to my blog...and fair enough...there is definitely a difference there...that's one of the things I love about quick sketches...the lack of thinking...just seeing and responding.

Magpieliscious said...

Wow, I am lucky if I get a limb and part of a torso done in 2 min sketches. These show your talent off nicely.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Magpieliscious (great name) for visiting my blog!