The BBC One Big Painting Challenge that was broadcast earlier in the year was a big topic of conversation at our weekly life drawing sessions. We were impressed, intrigued, amazed and awed, and curious about how we might measure up in similar circumstances. So our brilliant organiser and facilitator the lovely Monique has put a programme together for us in a similar vein to the programme to see what we are made of including ensuring a variety of media are used. Some of the work is to be done in our own time and some in the group sessions. The first two weeks were Figure Drawing and Portraits - pretty much in our comfort zone apart from I dont think any of us had done a self portrait before. So in the spirit of a team challenge we are showing and telling, happy with our efforts or not!
Some of the work from the last two weeks. I think it would be fair to say none of the self-portraits in any way flatter the subjects - what is it about artistic integrity and lack of vanity, we'll never get commissions that way!