Saturday, October 08, 2005

Break time at the museum...

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.

10 comments:

Laura said...

Wow!!! I've never seen you do sketches on the spot like this! (have I?? I'm exhausted from the wedding, so I might not be at my most mentally acute ;D) Anyway, these are absolutely gorgeous!! The lines are so free and fluid and confident. You MUST keep doing things like these!!!!! I know you had fun doing them, didn't you?

jenny vorwaller said...

i cannot believe that you are saying sorry for these sketches! (but then, i've seen your other work and you are mighty mighty good...)

i think all museums need a place to seat yourself, to sketc of course, but also to sit and just gaze is nice...

Chuck Rose said...

Laura, you are right. I think I have mentioned in past posts that I am pretty shy when it comes to drawing in public. But today I thought, what the Hech! When I paid my admission I asked what the policies were regarding sketching. (some museums are weird about that) But this really cute, little-old-man, security guard went to the trouble of pulling out a list of galleries from his jacket pocket and pointed out to me that all were available for sketching. So it must have been a sign.

Bill said...

I'm sorry the session was lame. What was it about? The sketches are good. But then you sketched some really good art. Glad you're keepin' busy in Houston.

inki said...

Very nice, they have alot of feeling in them. You should do more like this.
Dede

Cin said...

looks like you saw some wonderful things at the museum, yes more sketches please, beautiful lines and shadings in these

Linda said...

Ditto! These are very good and unlike anything I've seen you do before! (And everything I've seen you do before is good, too...) Looks like you made good use of your break.

Big Harry H said...

Ah!!! I love a good secret!!!

Of course I can't keep anything a secret, so if you tell me, you know it will end up on my blog!!!!

=P

thermion7 said...

Chuck
Very nice! what pencil/ paper combination are you using in these sketches?

Chuck Rose said...

These are Bs and 2Bs on the oil surface paper in my moleskine. The sad part is I left my pencil sharpener at home, so I scouldn't get the dark values that I wanted, but oh well. There's always next time.