The Creative Color Challenge #3 – Turquoise

By Moonlight, 420mm x 230mm, Soft pastel & charcoal on black pastel paper I had decided on this subject before the challenge had even been announced. I had been watching a David Attenborough documentary and thought fish might be an interesting topic to play with as scales can be mesmerising (and time consuming, though they […]

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The Creative Color Challenge #2 – Raspberry Red

Blood Lily, 300 x 300 mm, soft pastel & charcoal on black pastel paper And this is my entry for the second Creative Color Challenge – Raspberry Red. It proved to be an interesting challenge despite me having drawn many flowers before. Firstly, this flower does not exist, I made it up from various references […]

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Inspiring colour

I mentioned in my last post that a purple flower in my backyard inspired the initial thought to create my Cyclones painting (which is still in progress, painting day tomorrow!).  This is that flower. It is a rannunculus (think Poppy), one of the first to bloom in our veggie garden (yes, we have flowers in […]

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Cyclones

I did painting today! Got the easel out and everything! I am an artist type ::grin::  It’s not finished, but I’m happy with what I managed to achieve 😀 Dragged out the pastels I spent so much money on several years ago and started playing with line and shape. I started with a very vague […]

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The Creative Colour Challenge

I have always been a sucker for colour.  I can see something with just the right colour combination, with just the right zing, and be drawn to it across great distances.  It could be something to do with my synaethesia, or being arty or just because colour and light create life, I don’t know, but […]

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