Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Woman in Yellow and Orchid

Drawn this morning, from life.

Tombow marker and water, ink, charcoal, pastel and oil pastel on watercolor paper, about 9" x 13".

11 comments:

  1. I have really had my head stuck up my self centered...look what I've been missing. Your nude is pure you, wonderful values. Your sunflowers sing with that range of greens and I'm crazy about the guy in the cap looking down. Great iPad control Jean. Sorry I've been so negligent.

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  2. This one really benefits from a good long look. At first it seems all grays, but there is more color than one first realizes. Lovely

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  3. Thanks, Margaret and Karin.

    This drawing is even more complex and subtly colorful in person.

    One of the things I like about the iPad works is that there's no fiddling with a camera and lighting to get at best just a fair approximation of the beauty of the work in person. What you see on the screen is all there is, with the iPad drawings.

    And one reason I'll keep doing works on paper and canvas and board is the complexity and textures and nuances possible with these supports. And of course, the joy of touch.

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  4. I do hope you stick with paper and canvas. The iPad drawings are interesting, but for me, the others have more emotional complexity and implications in color.

    I see this one as a girl burying her face--in sorrow? embarrassment?

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  5. Thanks, Banjo. I am just starting out with iPad, so who knows.

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  6. She does look like she is trying to disappear.

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  7. And meanwhile I don't exactly know what color her mood is at that moment.

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  8. Colors are confusing, sometimes.

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