Last Friday evening session drawing at the National Gallery. We could chose to either do a further exercise with the tutor ( on cinematic effects looking at Caravegio and Rubens) or to work from paintings we'd selected ourselves. I did the latter, attempting to put what I'd learnt over the previous weeks into practice, looking at Dutch painting 'Shore at Egmond ann Zee' by Jacob Van Ruisdael (above) and 'Weymouth Bay with Jordan Hill' by John Constable (below) . In both cases I did a 30 minute drawing followed by a ten minute one, concentrating on mark-making, finding shapes and simplifying.
Filling in the evaluation forms (important for continued funding) we were asked whether the course had met our expectations. The answer was yes and no - I was expecting it to be a repeat of last year but with a different tutor , the approach was also completely different. Both courses were enjoyable and I learnt a lot, last year on analysing paintings and sustained drawing, this year on quick sketches and mark-making