I went to on open life drawing tonight at Milepost 5 with Stephanie. (Stephanie and I both live in Montavilla and Milepost 5 is nearby). This is probably my best drawing from several that I did during the 2 hour session. I used vine charcoal.
The session was located in the Chapel off of Oregon Street. It looked a little spooky and Stephanie and I wondered out loud about ghosts. (Before it became Milepost 5 the building was originally a nursing home).
The model was located in the altar-area of the chapel under a bunch of blue lights. Some cast members were rehearsing in the theater adjacent to our drawing session. Every now and then an actor let out a big old blood curdling scream. Even though we were warned about it ahead of time, getting used to that took awhile. At the end of the evening, we decided for sure... it was a good space, a good model and well, the screaming and blue lights lent a certain cachet to the whole thing. We decided to come back when they do this again next month.
(Top Photo): Drawing: Celeste Bergin, Life Model, charcoal on 18x24 paper