Ok, I'm coming clean. I was sitting in the second morning session at the conference in Houston today AND IT WAS SOOOOOOO LAME! I am not going to tell you who's session it was to protect the guilty.
We were on our own for lunch today, so I snuck out a "tad" early. I walked a few blocks, grabbed the really cool Houston metro, and in about 5 minutes I was at the Houston Museum of Fine Art.
It was a wonderful break, and I was surprised by the quality of the museum's exhibits. (No offense Houston) I got in just a couple of sketches before I had to head back for the afternoon sessions.
Here's my only complaint - there was no place to sit down to draw. I did these standing up and trying to draw in my moleskine. Sorry.
This is a Sketch of Vouet's "St. Sebastian". He came out a little girly, but I'll attribute that to the fact that I was standing up and cradling my sketch book between my arm and chest.
This is a sketch after Rembrandt's "Portrait of a Young Woman". She reminds me of a character from a Wallace and Grommet animation. Must be the hair.