The artists that support and use the Idaho Falls Art Museum put on an amazing opportunity this weekend. A "long pose" opportunity was made available to member artists Friday and Saturday. A wonderful man was engaged as model to sit for three 3 hour sessions. He is a Native American and a veteran and an art enthusiast.
I wonl't name him because I have not permission, but he dressed in his regalia, including head dress and feathers. He explained the significance of all the items he carried and it was tough to pick and choose what to include.
Artists were invited to use the facilities to work at one, two, or all three sessions. I chose the two morning sessions. Friday morning I started quickly with some gesture sketches while our model prepared. I enjoyed the graphite drawing so much that I kept at it for the day. I completed a 9 X 12 (see below) and a rough sketch to watercolor. I worked the watercolor this morning.
I enjoyed the wonderful artists in attendance. One man is an art instructor at Shelly High School. He is a marvelous sculptor. Several artists used pastels. Others oils and acrylic. Two of us used watercolor. Another young woman used colored pencil; very well I might add. I can't say my drawing (I like it best) or watercolor are anything special, but I did have a great time and met some good people.