Sunday, July 06, 2008

35 degrees and rising

" [Gal is sunbathing by poolside]
Gal: Oh, yeah. Bloody hell. I'm sweating in here. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. It's like a sauna. Furnace. You can fry an egg on my stomach. Ohh, who wouldn't lap this up? It's ridiculous. Tremendous. Fantastic. Fan-dabby-dozy-tastic."sexy beast (2000)

So thats me been in Florence for a week, Its been an interesting trip so far, meeting all the different people on the course and getting settle in to the routine of the school.
The hardest thing so far has been dealing with the heat. I landed in the middle of a heat wave here in italy, 35 degree plus. Being a Scotsman am not use to anything above 5 , so I have had no energy at all.

Here some shots of the studio, as you can see there is not air con or fans because of the dust.
The studio is full of past students work ,which is totally inspiring.
This week we started a skull study which we will use for a portrait study next week and a 3 week figure study.I'll post some shots later next week when she starts looking more human.

borrowed a bike , its old school

This last piece is my favorite sculpture I have seen yet it called the "vincenzo gemito il pecalore"
well thats what it said on the plate. Its was nice to see something a bit different rather than dudes in robes you know .

I'll post some sketch when I can