Winter in the Studio

There are seasons in my studio workshop. When the weather is unpredictable and rainy, it is the season to set up great life drawing sessions with beautiful models. A group of artists converge and we set up the model stand and lighting. The music plays in the background while we make our initial marks. I'm always startled when the timer rings so the model (and painters) can take a break. There are few things that hold my attention so intensely that 30 minutes can seem like a minute. The morning will fly into noon and we all are surprised that the time has passed. I am tired, but immensely grateful to have spent 3 hours painting. It takes over 10,000 hours of practice to become a master. Let's see....7,687 minus 3 equals....