Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Da Vinci Initiative

I had an interesting and enjoyable trip to Portland Maine this past weekend, participating in a workshop  led by Paul Ingbretson and the Da Vinci Initiative organization.

 We worked on drawing in the Classical Style from plaster casts. It was challenging to approach drawing in a different way than I would normally do. For one thing, one had to stand back and observe the forms, then work on the silhouette remembering how the outline looked from the observation point. Then one had to find the shadow line to define the light from the dark. I had to learn to focus on the "big picture" instead of little details.

Of course we had lots of fun too! Portland is full of interesting shops and excellent restaurants!