I had a lot of fun today sketching at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. I met up with Nina Johansson and Marie Flood. I had never visited the museum before so I began the day by taking a tour of the place. It was very interesting. I found it a bit uncomfortable looking at so many stuffed animals but then again they did not move, which makes life easier for a sketcher. I discovered today that Polar bears are very difficult to draw and watercolouring in a dimly lit museum is challenging to say the least. …But like I said in the beginning, it was fun.
The usual Tuesday life drawing at Konstnärshuset was off because of the Easter break, so a number of us visited ABF as an alternative. It was a first time for me, the lady who was running it seemed nice and the model was good. On the minus side though I found the florescent lighting very harsh and it was almost double the price of Konstnärshuset. Granted, tuition was available.
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Venue: The Swedish Academy of Realistic Art, 20130314. The first attempt at capturing these two pretty female models was discarded after a half an hour. I started again and this time I was able to find my way. I am finding it so hard to succeed when doing a two hour session. I just plan to keep trying, at some stage something must go click in my head! I am happy with this painting, I masked off the red-head in the back ground as she made the centre of focus confusing in the composition. Her red hair was beautiful but too distracting.
Hi my name is David Meldrum and I love to paint watercolours. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and I am originally from Ireland.
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