Sunday, May 11, 2008

Red Boots

Time flew at portraiture last week although my drawing seemed to deteriorate as the session wore on. I guess getting tired may have something to do with it. This week we were drawing the daughter in law of one of the ladies in the group. She was wearing a rather snazzy pair of red boots which I coveted greatly. At one point I found myself making a very careful pencil study of these instead of the woman wearing them.......

Jacqueline also reminded me about writing the newspaper piece about the group to advertise our exhibition at the end of this month. I managed to get this finished and emailed yesterday. I can't remember the last time I wrote an article- I know I've written very little since I've lived in Tikokino. Obviously I am extremely undisciplined.

I taped the film "Dangerous Liaisons" last night. I haven't seen this in years. I had forgotten how beautifully filmed it was- the 18th century costumes were utter confections. Although Glenn Close and John Malkovich did a good job as the poisonous pair who set about corrupting two women for their amusement I would have much preferred Alan Rickman in the lead role, especially since he played it on stage. He can let through a glimpse of vulnerability even at his most villainous. I thought Uma Thurman did a great job in one of her first roles though.

1 comment:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

they must have very nice boots
I LOVE the colour red

so tell me about your exhibition at the end of this month.