Tuesday, September 9

Colour

Today I needed colour. For all kinds of reasons life has seemed a bit bleak lately and although I haven't whined about it on the blog I've been quite unhappy. So I decided I wanted colour and I wanted to create. Now, not many people know that I love to draw, don't misunderstand me here....I can't actually draw, at least not well....but I like doing it anyway. I like to draw lots of things, especially mystical things....magical images. Today seemed like a day for that - I need a little magic in my life. I should have been working on something that is a serious thing-that-I-get-paid-for job ....but as I've already mentioned, today I needed colour.

I particularly enjoy using pastels, nice ones, expensive ones. So today I got these out...

...and I also got these out......

I tend to work in mixed media so I used them all and as you can see from the tiny brush in this one I used some paint too.....


You can also see the very, very early stages of a Wild Willow Woman. I began a series of 'green man' type drawings about 5 years ago, you know.....'the face in the leaves'....both genders are represented because really, why would they all be men? I haven't made much progress with the 'series' they are fiddly, take ages to do and frankly as much as I love to draw, I don't get the time and it's not a priority. Which is quite sad really. Anyway, what you see here is a very vague representation of what the finished picture will look like...layers and layers of leaves still to come.

So in the ultimate act of procrastination today I drew instead of working. It's been nice though.

4 comments:

Leanne said...

it doesnt hurt to claim a day back now and then for something you really feel the urge to do. I'd love to see some of the pics sometime please! i love green man images too.

the pastels look fab by the way!

Leanne x

Caitlin said...

I agree Leanne, once in a while it's good to indulge and yes, those pastels are gorgeous, I love using them.

I'll have to photograph the pictures (I've only done two so far) but when I have I'll show you.

Dave said...

I won't be able to read your blog for the next week or so, so feel free to take a rest.

Caitlin said...

Aww, thanks Dave. You're so thoughtful.