Just as musicians practice scales every day to remain limber and agile at their instrument so, too, artists should practice every day.
Dancers, singers, all the creative artists must practice- every day!
Scribbling with charcoal, crayon or graphite on newsprint or even butcher’s paper allows the artist to loosen up, to make a mess with no judgement as to how it looks and no great expense in materials. Drawing without looking at the paper reveals interesting perspectives and builds confidence. To feel the stroke of the line as it expresses gesture is an exercise in building skill regardless of the artist’s level.
We will not necessarily work up a sweat, but we will have a great workout and lots of fun!
Material List Needed
Large Newsprint Pad: at least 18x24 in.
Soft Charcoal, Graphite, Conte Crayon, or Crayola type crayon
About Marsha Hammel
Marsha Hammel has been a working artist for 45 years specializing in modernist portraiture and figurative painting. She spent her formative years in Central America and Europe returning to the states in 1961. Completing her education in North Carolina and VA, then traveling throughout the US she settled in Hendersonvillle, NC in 2000. “I am home here, finally," she explains. “A quiet life allows me to create a cacophony of color and form on canvas.“
A prolific artist, Marsha Hammel enjoys a wide audience for original paintings and published works in the UK, having been represented by Felix Rosenstiel’s in London since the early 90’s. During a 4 decade studio practice at least 1500 paintings have become part of private, corporate and institutional collections throughout the US and Europe.