Sunday, 2 May 2010

More tea Vicar?


I've been a-sketching, a-scribbling and a-swirling this weekend - but no a-scrubbing. I removed myself from the temptations of hoovering, ironing and other domestic duties by taking myself and a large quantity of my art studio to my boyfriend's house. With my son away, the artist did play. In fact, I found myself rather addicted. Play was the operative word. I didn't really create anything special. I just experimented and filled my sketchbook with colour. Colour is certainly something I have become much more brave about in the last year and layering. That's what gets me interested in art these days - peering into the depths of a picture and seeing what's hiding under all those layers and then creating that same sense of mystery with my own paintings. This weekend has been about layers of pencil, layers of colour and paper. Finding my depth.

The more observant among you readers will be recalling that I am taking an experimental art e-course. Clearly my lessons are translating to the page and my head is chock-a-block full of ideas from this play for more serious pieces - if only I could stop playing long enough to give them a go!------------------------------------------------- (cat just stepped on keyboard - thought I'd leave it in for amusement).


In fact, I can't really stop. You see I have this idea for a flower picture and I want to do something with maps... Thought I'd share these with the Sunday Sketches crew.


15 comments:

  1. nice sketches, I especially like the face, wonderful use of color pencils

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  2. Love what you've done Lisa--these are so fun--what a great weekend!

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  3. They are marvelous, darling. Really fun pieces. Busy weekend with the Blog Party and Sketches, whew...

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  4. I can hear your excitement and enthusiasm in this post! Wonderful sketches! hold on to that excitement and keep experimenting
    xoxo
    betty

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  5. Great sketches, and who wants to a-scrub anyway!

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  6. I love your multiple sketches this weekend, Lisa. LOVE the teapot sketch (even if I am partial to a superb hot cuppa!) I also love the second sketch. Your ability in working with colored pencils rocks!

    Happy SS! :)

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  7. how fun that you are playing! the tea set on the splotches is much more fun than on a white page. The face is wonderful too, love the layers. Wishing you endless fun.

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  8. Sounds like you had a super art weekend,I did to,well in between doing loads of laundry and cleaning and grocery shopping but I really did have alot of time to do art. I love all your work,especially the tea set and the girl is beautiful. Love her hair. Hair is hard for me. And you made me laugh about your cat walking on the keyboard.

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  9. Love it, all those bright, happy colours....

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  10. Love the teapot and the depth of the woman's face really comes through for me. I'm working on that with my colored pencil drawings too so I really enjoyed this.
    Smiles

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  11. How exciting!:) Great work.

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  12. What a great set of sketches, full of light and colour - like your weekend I hope.

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  13. These are great sketches. I love the third one - the photos and colored pencils swirls and designs....so fun! nice colors throughout...

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Thank you for your comments - I always love to hear what you think :)

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