Plum Cake And A Nude

5 Nov

nov 5 a

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. I hadn’t drawn this model before, she’s new but I got the hang of her reasonably well. Sometimes it takes ages to get used to a new model, sometimes things just fall in place. The portrait and figure took about 50 minutes then I did the semi-abstract one in the last few minutes. I used charcoal and chalk into an A2 sketchbook made from brown paper. I love drawing onto brown paper, it’s great having a ready-made mid tone .

I made a plum upside-down cake for tea break. I had some hard plums that were not juicy or interesting so I put them into the bottom of a cake tin and mixed up a sponge to go on top. It went down well enough and the plums tasted much better cooked.

4 Responses to “Plum Cake And A Nude”

  1. mrsdaffodil November 6, 2015 at 18:30 #

    An excellent portrait–the texture in the hair is especially good.

  2. allesistgut November 6, 2015 at 08:34 #

    Very good. And the plum cake …. yummy. Have a great weekend!

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