I last wrote about recruiting models for particular scenarios, essentially staging a tableau for me to photograph. That put me in mind of how much I appreciate the enduring tradition of life drawing.
In sessions with the Pattee Canyon Salon, I have less control over poses and perspectives. In the best of ways, I take what I can get, pencils in hand. I recognize that along with the value of direct observation, the call to improvise is a good stimulus for me as an artist.
I rarely want to save the drawings I generate there, much less exhibit or promote them. These are mere artifacts of the process of seeing -the real treasure in the experience.