2 Aug 2011
Drawing at the mall
Last week I joined my mentor, artist Gary Smith, to a drawing session at the mall. I met him at the Eaton Centre, in downtown Toronto. Gary has years of experience painting outdoors, in front of people watching, and he actually seems to enjoy it. I don’t have much experience doing it, so it was good breaking out of my comfort zone.
Usually Gary would paint with his oils, but this time he brought his packages of pastels. We really enjoyed the cool air conditioned mall, while outdoors was more than 30c degrees. The mall was quite busy, but Gary found a wonderful model in the shape of a manikin in a window. And me? I drew Gary…
Check out Gary’s website, his art, workshops and classes: www.escapewithgary.com
Read more about Gary:
- Glamor at the Little Art Show 2010
- Artists teaching in Art Tours – another creative business venture for artists
- Plein Air Landscapes with Gary or Did I Survive the Mosquitoes?