Life drawing and painting sessions sharpen-up drawing skills and powers of observation, and exercise an artist’s abilities to the full. The poses shown here were between thirty minutes and two hours in duration, some from a monthly life drawing workshop and some from the annual Pastel Society workshops. With little influence over the pose itself, or one’s position in a crowded studio, the results are often studies in drawing rather than carefully composed finished works.

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