img_8700.jpgI was able to get started drawing Christine today, and I’m really enjoying getting this image down onto canvas – right now this is a graphite sketch, not quite complete. I’m teaching Life drawing and painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I’m a firm believer in showing the students what I do when I’m painting, so when I can I’ll work with them. It’s harder at the beginning of the semester than at the end because I need to help them much more, but I think they benefit greatly from seeing that I’m doing what I teach them, it’s not made up! I also screw up my work sometimes, and I think it’s encouraging for them to see that I’m perfectly capable of making as much, if not more of a mess as they are.

Although it’s a pretty rough sketch at present I really like this image of Christine looking down at her unborn baby. It reminds me of when my kids were born, full of potential. Wonderful, what a moment! It’s going to turn into a lovely painting.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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