23rd october 2020
First Sally - with a good likeness, and a 'harvest' sketch...
Avril's offering this week.
'This week I tried a different tactic, not so sure it worked well. I traced Sally’s photo and then used pen and ink over the traced image.
'I think you tend to concentrate on the lines more than the feel and flow etc. which makes the final thing a bit tight.'
An interesting effect though, and one that could be useful for complex still life with lots of objects in relationship to one another.
She also said, 'Last night I had a dream where I was trying to find a subject for the blog among others (were they our group!?) and eventually did a long distant view from the sky!'
Next Maggie-Anne, who says,
'Had to be big juicy acrylics. For a number of weeks these big plump rose hips have grabbed my attention on my dog walks. They are from a bush at the gateway to the Bowls club, and as I walk by I always miss our meetings and look forward to being able to meet there again soon.' I am sure we all echo this wish! and don't those rosehips look edible? (In the painting I mean)
Diana's title for this painting is
'Thank you Sally P.', and the whole table makes its own colourful still life statement. She has also sent me some photos of Eye for everyone to use, but I think I will keep them for another week when I have a dearth of material for you all. (Hope that's OK, Diana...)
I looked his name up on Google and a YouTube video of this artist is about the loudest thing I've come across n the web!
She also sent this amusing newspaper article. Coincidentally, I saw the same story in another paper, with a different illustration, so I thought I would add it. I don't think either journalist understood the charm of these drawings, even if they are a bit batty!