Sketching the Madonna and Child

I was very happy to be able to arrange a life drawing session a few weeks ago (before a nasty bout of sickness from which I’m emerging) to help celebrate the Christmas season – a lovely model who posed for as the Madonna and Child. This is one of the ways I hope to continue to bring art and faith together in my life.

Here are a few of the first quick sketches we did to loosen up, on plain paper & toned paper – we called these croquis drawings in art school. I used sepia chalk and conte crayon for these loose sketches. More drawings to come this week.

4 thoughts on “Sketching the Madonna and Child

  1. Yay, Pat! This is dynamic, tender, loving, and inviting; a real joy – at Christmas or any time of the year. Blessed Christmas & Happy New Year! Thanks for the holy reminder, too.

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