Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pink/Blue

Drawn from life, this morning.

Pastel over Tombow marker on watercolor paper, about 3"x5".

 I just got a few new Diane Townsend pastels, three of which I used here..

This drawing has a watery, swimming feel, which has made me think of going back to painting swimmers in water.  I don't think I'll be suiting up, though, like the painters here.

12 comments:

  1. I love it! Your choice of the legs of a nude swimmer is brilliant, as are the colors. This AM exercise beats cycling. Is there some underwater drawing equipment I should be ordering? LOL.

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  2. Fabulous! I just love the blue color to enhance and mix with the body !

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  3. Thanks, all.

    LW, I hadn't seen water, but now I almost do. Painting swimmers has always fascinated me.

    Incidentally, I think cyclists would also make a great subject.

    AH, dream is what I was feeling, too.

    Jane, these colors are wonderful. I just got a few new Diane Townsend pastels, my old ones are worn to nothing, so I expect you'll be seeing more pastels from me.

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  4. It's the blue that made me think swimmer--it's how the legs work when swimming. The painting stopped me again as I scrolled through the blogs I follow. It is fantastic. Frame it.

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  5. Very nice - love the blue. Glad to see you are busy everyday and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. LW, I'm thinking about actually laying down some oil paint for the first time in months, and this is in the queue of ideas.

    Helen, thanks--and my pleasure.

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  7. This reminds me of Telouse Lautrec (sp) A bit of the old masters feel here. It's partially because you've used blue for the shadows.

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  8. I just saw some T-L, today. Posters and paintings.

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  9. PA, the Toulouse Lautrec painting I saw today that left the most lasting impression is "At the Moulin Rouge" http://www.toulouse-lautrec-foundation.org/At-The-Moulin-Rouge.html

    It's a painting that someone cut down to eliminate the most interesting part of the painting (a green face at the right, a part that was later restored.

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  10. That's a fantastic blue, and I love the lack of definition, the blur, between the blue and the body.

    I see the point about swimming, but I want her to be resting on a blanket that's warm and comfy, though a lively blue.

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  11. Banjo, she was posed on a blanket. I made it blue.

    These reclining poses are comfy--and boring--enough that the model almost always drifts into sleep.

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