Sunday, January 14, 2018

Les Fourberies de Scapin ("Scapin the Schemer")

 was feeling a little homesick this week as I heard an excerpt of a Molière play on Radio-Canada. It was pure joy as the actors seemed to have fun with every syllable and every breathe, a perfect ping pong game between the two actors. I used to go often to the theatre where " Les Fourberies de Scapin" ("Scapin the Schemer") is now playing and I miss it!

I found some reference images from La Comédie Française and a picture taken during the radio show.  Gesture drawings from Le Croquis Café.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Merryl Streep

I saw the movie "The Post" recently and I thought it was fascinating that Meryl Streep played two important women of the 70's who were firsts at what they did though were completely different. (Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" and Katharine Graham in "The Post")

Gesture drawings from the Croquis Cafe. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Some 2017 favorites

It's January 1st and I am remembering a few things I loved about the year that just ended. Here's a mash-up of a few favorites:  Patti Cakes, Lady Bird, Régine Chassagne and Cate Blanchett (as Galadriel, because I went to NZ and it was amazing, and I thought she was awesome in Thor: Ragnarok )  driving forward in the car that appears at the end of Baby Driver. Here's to new challenges, unknowns and surprises in 2018 that will bring new ideas to my drawings.

Gesture drawings from the YouTube channel "The Croquis Cafe".

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chocolate for the holidays

These are probably my last drawings of 2017. I am looking forward to a few days off spent with people who are very dear to my heart, my sister and brother-in-law.  I can hardly wait to seem them, so I thought I would draw my's a different way to spend time with her.

Gesture drawings from the croquis cafe on YouTube.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

It's that time of the year for....

...some movies and tv specials that are fun to watch with family and friends. As the years go by, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation gets better and better. A favorite scene remains when Clark sees all his Christmas lights light up on his house.

Gesture drawings from the croquis cafe on Youtube.