Monday, January 21, 2013

Barefoot up to Her Chin

The Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society was rounded up Friday, January 18, 2013, for "Barefoot up to Her Chin." The name of this life drawing session was taken from the title of H. Allen Smith's interview with ecdysiast Sally Rand. Smith, a newspaperman and humorist of the mid-20th century, was a friend and great admirer of Robert Benchley.

Alicia, seen above with Mike in a sketch by Alan B., is a beautiful young curvy lady, with a good repertory of classic solo poses for artists of all abilities. In poses with other models of both sexes her comfort with her colleagues results in natural-looking scenes of friendship and affection.

With the lithe figure of a dancer, Natalia, here seated, posing with Alicia, excels at creating fascinating dynamic poses that challenged even the most experienced artists while also offering beginners some classic poses. We recommend Natalia of the beautiful face and twisted torso to artists and I would definitely hire her again. You can see more of Natalia at

This second time working with Mike was, again, very enjoyable. Posing with the female models he was comfortable and confident, creating poses that delighted the eye and showed off to good advantage his muscular build and the curves of his partners. In solo work on hand gesture studies his causal chatting with the beginning artists put them at ease and he also gave them helpful pointers on sketching.