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Drawing the Human figure

Posted by Carol Sachs on Tuesday, June 14, 2016,

Why is the human figure an eternal subject ?   Human physicality – fragility, strength, movement, beauty and our amazing capacity to experience the world around us using our senses has something to do with it.   An even stronger motivation is self examination.  We are fascinated by our own species, we like to watch others and contemplate the meaning of life ( of others and our own)

The artist experiences the sensations of working directly from a model – unclothed images of the figure ha...


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Vernissage iv

Posted by Carol Sachs on Monday, April 30, 2012,
I recently participated in our Life Drawing Groups annual exhibition - Vernissage iv in Plettenberg Bay South Africa.
The opening on 29th March 2012 was a wonderful vibrant event where Margurite Stevens opened and their was music and entertainment that could hardly be heard above the hub-bub of the crowd attending.  Wine and pizza flowed and several works sold on the 1st night. My work " the Beginning or the End " created quite some interest.

It was with deep sadness that we took everything dow...

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Exhibition Aftermath

Posted by Carol Sachs on Tuesday, June 21, 2011,
end May 2011  PESSKI  -  Post Exhibition Stress Syndrome Kicking In ...So it turned out that possibly / probably the Southern Cape is not the ideal 'audience' for our work ...   We had hoped that we would have quite a bit of 'traffic' from the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, but sadly not.  I now have a better understanding that they all like to meet in Knysna once a year and party together.  Apart from our friends and fellow artists who faithfully came to view our exhibition, the passers-by would of...
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