Welcome to my exhibition along with 19 other artists at Maria Thorlund's Gallery at 15 Bankgatan, Lund. The opening will be October 31st at 12.00-16.00. The exhibition is open thru November 12th at 10.00-18.00 on workdays and 12.00-16.00 in the weekends. See you there!
I learn far more from one minute sketches than from 40 minute ones, at least when I do pencil drawings. This is from the last session at Peter's course. He says: "The human body consists of different shapes that relate to oneanother, rather than a single flexible one." It's essential to realize that if we want our drawings to express life.
"Use the pen to explore what you see". I'm attending Peter Jönsson's model drawing course at Folkuniversitetet in Lund to learn more about this interesting subject. The skills we are developing here are very useful for both watercolor painting and animal drawing.
I like to try new stuff and here is something that really makes drawing comfortable. Lynn Miller, Nixa Missouri, makes these sketching pens by hand. He cuts the wood blanks for the pens, drills a hole through the center and glues a brass tube in them. After turning the wood he presses the pen parts together in the wood. His brother George - one of my watercolor students - offered me one of these pens and it took me less than a minute to fall in love with it. Also, the nibs are available in any art material store and come in different hardness grades.
Yesterday was a great day at Revet, Simrishamn. The wind brought us some Caspian and one Yellow-legged gull, and several flocks of migrating Brant geese, Scoters and Eiders passed by. The moulting Eiders at the waterline made wonderful models and the chef at Röken made superb herring burgers. Thanks for a great day, Hans, Peter, and Gunnar!