Today I was the model for the Yosemite Western Artists, Live Model Session at the Gertrude School.
I posed for 3 hours. (We work in thirty-minute chunks of time. (Twenty minutes on and ten minutes off.)
I didn’t have too much trouble sitting still. But not talking um, that was a bit harder 🙂
I played a few of my old tunes during the breaks and even tried out a new one on them. The artists were a kind audience.
Being on the other side of the brush was an interesting experience. Here I was, surrounded by folks who were creating wonderful things . I was so inspired! I wanted to paint, or write, or play my guitar, but I needed to hold my pose.
I kept my eyes focused on two paintings on the back wall and really listened to them. Then I listened to my fellow artists. And finally, I listened to myself. It was a great and meditative experience.
I love how they all saw something different, and thought I’d share with you their wonderful work in progress:. (If they have a site, you’ll be able to click on the artist name below each picture to see more of their work.)
Listening was good for me. I need to do more of that…
Now I’m ready to get back to the other side of the brush 🙂
Here’s Phyliis McAdams finished piece. I love it!