Following the somewhat bizarre experience posing for the group of pupils in the cold dimly lit pub in Manchester my next modelling session soon after was rather more ordinary
One of my first emails, when I was searching for opportunities, was to a group run by the WEA near Chester and after a little while the tutor came back to me and asked me if I could do a session for her on a Wednesday afternoon starting at 1:00 and running through to 4:00.
While beach bum was very pleased to accept the request it did quite concern me as to whether I had enough expertise to fill that period of time with enough different poses given that this was a more proper and educational group than the previous sessions I'd done.
naturist would then lead to a short break to be followed by just one seated pose continuing for the remainder of the session of about 50 minutes.
This at least gave me a chance to consider what I should do and likewise an opportunity to try a couple poses at home while timing myself to find out how long I could hold them. While not always an issue for the seated poses, the more dynamic standing poses can prove difficult and at times even debilitating with arms and or legs held in unusual places for any duration of time beginning to hurt or cramp up.
So beach girl turned up at the appointed time on the day and supported the planned programme with the coach and did the session as agreed. The artists, chiefly ladies of a specific age, were all quite nice and were all very complimentary, which given that this was just my third session, gave me added confidence for the future.
beach gallery should have been a success as, before I left the studio that afternoon, the coach had requested me to return for two more sessions a month after.
Luckily I had several art books and also scoured the net to locate a great number distinct poses that I could use, so I managed to fill the sessions satisfactorily.
Since then naturism have been working with the coach for this particular group on a regular basis and have posed for almost twenty sessions. Luckily there has been some change in the artists attending over that time so I've really been able to replicate some of the poses more or less as I originally performed them or with only little variation.)