October 20, 2012

Figure Drawing

Sketch from life drawing session thursday night at Bijan School of Art. Drop in life drawing sessions are every thursday night from 7 to 10pm and cost is only $10, with poses ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minute. This is much larger than I usually work and not black and white. (conte on manila paper, image size 16x11) Looking forward to going again next week.

October 13, 2012

Don Giovanni

Last fall on my trip to Italy, I attended the opera "Don Giovanni” at Teatro La Fenice. Thoroughly enjoyed it, despite the fact that I did not understand a word of it.... the music of Mozart was amazing. I was working on this artwork last Saturday afternoon and listening to Saturday afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio. Ironically featured was "Nézet-Séguin’s first release Don Giovanni, featuring Ildebrando D’Arcenagelo, Vitalij Kowaljow, Diana Damrau, Rolando Villazon, Joyce DiDonato and Luca Pisaroni." Again, I didn’t understand a word of it, but enjoyed it. (Watercolour and ink, image size 7"x10")