We had a fantastic model today! What a difference a model can make to the feel of a class. This lovely lady had such positive energy and beautiful poses. It was easy to see that she took this job seriously and that she enjoys modelling. I hope she sets the standard for Parisian models.
Waiting for class to start.
Easels and stools, supposedly the originals, the pot belly stove is for sure. I think the studio must get quite cool in the winter, the back wall Is very cold already. I was leaning up against it the first time I went and had to move; it was way too cold.
I desperately wanted to stay for the second session from 3:15 until 6:00, but I was just too tired. It can be a tad frustrating having a body that needs more rest than I think it should. I did buy ‘une carnet de douze séances’ today, this is a pack of tickets for twelve sessions. It is certainly much more expensive to draw in Paris than at home. At Harcourt House I buy a yearly membership for $25 and then a three hour drawing session costs $8.00! I alway thought that was a great price but I truly did not appreciate just how wonderful it really is. A package of twelve sessions here is 170€, which works out to $20.50 Canadian per session and a regular drop in session without a ticket is 18€, or $25.75 Canadian.
Here are a couple of sketches from today. The first is a five minute pose, the second a twenty minute one.
I stopped in to an art store across the street from the Academié, but just had a quick look around and decided I had better head for home. They had a good deal on some Canson papers in case I decide to work larger.
There were also some very nice Japanese watercolours in the window, but they were very expensive. The set with the twelve large pans is 282€!
It was so nice to come home to soup in the fridge and cooked apples for dessert. I definitely pays to do a bit of prep work every few days.