Modeling Days

Hellooooo darling Museworthy friends! I’m here! Where have I been? Oh just on the modeling platforms of the NYC metro area. My last blog post was two weeks ago but it feels longer to me. I suppose that’s what a busy work schedule will do. So to atone for my terrible absence, I come bearing artwork! This is just a sampling of some of the modeling I’ve been doing lately. Here we have works in an assortment of media created in various venues and locales, from artists of marvelously diverse visions, expressions, and styles. Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

I was honored to pose for a life drawing session hosted by the outstanding figurative artist Patricia Watwood in her Brooklyn studio. It was an extra special treat to see old friends and familiar faces in attendance. I did this standing pose for four 20 minute sets. Robin Kappy did a fantastic job here:

Janet Cook is adept at all media. Pastels, oils, prints, you name it. Recently she’s been doing these really lovely drawings using micron pens. This is her drawing of me in the same pose:

I was delighted to see Tobias Hall at Patty’s session. I became acquainted with Toby at the New York Academy of Art, and I know him to be thoroughly dedicated to his art and a person of kindness and grace. Here is his exquisite rendering of my standing pose and my earlier seated pose on the left side of the page:

Now let’s travel northward to midtown Manhattan, where I posed for the Sketch Club on 43rd Street, a modeling gig I’ve been doing for many years. My dear friend Jean Marcellino created this excellent pastel pencil work of my reclining pose, in which I kept my leg and arm hanging off the edge of the platform. Trying something different!

And we travel even more north up to the 92nd St Y on Lexington Avenue where we had a joyful four Saturdays in Dan Gheno’s class. Again, more old friends and familiar faces. I did a clothed pose with my favorite turquoise scarf as a colorful accessory. Dan Gheno loves that scarf too! James Langford did this large watercolor piece of my seated pose and it came out great:

So that’s what I’ve been doing these past few weeks, my friends. Immersed in the work I love, reconnecting with people I admire and adore, and affirming my belief that being an artist’s model is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. The hard work is worth it … always πŸ™‚

24 thoughts on “Modeling Days

  1. kdmedina says:

    Wonderful stuff. One must admire the skills of artists and model.

    Hope you’re finding time for rest.

    K

    PS Pitchers and catchers report soon!

    • artmodel says:

      Ken,

      I am finding time to rest here and there. Have three day President’s Day weekend coming up, so looking forward to some leisure time.

      Yes, pitchers and catchers soon! Well aware. Hope my Mets can get it together this season.

      Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for commenting!

      Claudia

  2. The drawings are gorgeous. I wish they had a place to draw live models where I live.

  3. artmodelandrew says:

    Patricia Watwood is an amazing artist. Two of the drawings you posted really stand out to me: Robin Kappy’s and Tobias Hall’s. They both captured your likeness as well. Talented folks.

    • artmodel says:

      Andrew,

      Yes, Patricia is amazing. We had a wonderful session. And Robin and Toby sure did a fine job capturing likeness, totally agree.

      Thanks for your comments!

      Claudia

  4. Grier Horner says:

    Claudia, I love it when you include the drawings and paintings artists do in your modeling sessions. Most of the ones you post are really good, as they are today.

    • artmodel says:

      Grier,

      Good to hear from you! So glad you enjoyed these drawings. Yes, this is a pretty excellent group of works. I was delighted to post them πŸ™‚

      Thanks for commenting!

      Claudia

  5. Bill says:

    Really nice work and, of course, a great model. The only problem is that I’m a little envious that they get to work with you . . .

  6. I always find myself envying people who’ve aligned what they love with what they need to make a living. You’re very fortunate. πŸ™‚

    • artmodel says:

      Phineas,

      I am fortunate with the alignment, can’t argue with that! My ‘making a living’ is on a shoestring, but it’s a living nevertheless.

      Nice to hear from you, and thanks for commenting!

      Claudia

  7. Dave says:

    These are marvelous, Claudia. Thanks for sharing them. You’re a terrific model posing for so many excellent artists.

    I started modeling last summer for a group with a lot of talented professional artists. It is such a treat to see their drawings and paintings of me at the end of a session. I’m starting to build up a collection of wonderful depictions, but I’ve got a long, long way to go to catch up to you.

    • artmodel says:

      Dave,

      Keep building up that collection! It’s a gradual process but, slowly but surely, you’ll find yourself with a wonderful compendium of your modeling work. And when you look at them you can relive the joy πŸ™‚

      So glad you enjoyed these works. Thanks for your kind words and your comments!

      Claudia

  8. Indigo says:

    The pose with legs and arms dangling must have been a stretch after a while i imagine. But that might just be my aging body talking… Interesting idea though. I’m pleased to have found your blog – entirely by accident when preparing a blog post on Klimt. I look forward to exploring your work further.
    Indie

  9. Kathi Kirkpatrick says:

    Claudia: I loved this blog post. It’s so interesting to hear all of the many places that you model. You are lucky to be a model & a great one too.

    Kathi

    • artmodel says:

      Kathi,

      You’re so sweet, thank you! I do work hard, but I’d have nothing to post on this blog if not for the incredible artists, like yourself, who create images of me in seemingly infinite interpretations. We work together πŸ™‚

      Thanks again for your comments, and hope to see you soon!

      Claudia

  10. Derek says:

    you seemed to be having fun with the art modeling and you looked very confident and powerful and showing vulnerability in these images.great job my dear.

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