I began a new drawing class tonight, and I am inspired to return to the blog. Informally, it will now be known as Plum Gallery East, because I am in Washington DC. This drawing is certainly not the best of my work (and my photo doesn't help) but I am proud of getting back into drawing from life. I just haven't been doing it, and this was my first attempt tonight. Recently, I took a few classes in Alexandria where we painted from photos. The teacher was very good, and I loved the whole setting, but I need to get back into the sketching/drawing routine....and also to plein air, now that the weather is warming up. This sketch was fun. It is a one-minute effort....so it is very "sketchy." I enjoyed that a lot.
The class is about a block from my house! Some people would say less, but I say it is two half-blocks, meaning one block. The teacher is great. We actually did quite a bit of practice on perspective by drawing a cardboard box. That was fun, too. Plus, we could enjoy wine while drawing. It may not get any better than this....though my plan is for my drawing to get better.