Friday, July 11, 2014

wait, that's not jam! (project 52:41)

oilbar and pencil on paper

We interrupt this week of jam for a project 52 post. Don't worry, the week of jam will return later this afternoon. YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH JAM THERE STILL IS - I did three more batches ( albeit tiny ones) yesterday. I thought I might even have another to do today, but a fat little squirrel has discovered my blackcaps, and I suspect that when I go out to pick the last of the fruit, I'm going to find a lot of empty vines.

I'm working on a very flowery summery portrait commission right now, and last week's postcard caught me with flowers on the brain; just a little silhouette of some apple blossoms. Soft, smudgy, out-of-focus stuff is difficult for me, with my penchant for prescision, so exercises in approximation (like this one) are always good practice. Nothing much else to say here, just a quick smudgy card that took ages and ages to dry, and which uses one of my favorite colors right now - that brilliant bold pink! (It's "permanent rose.") I love it! I'm trying to figure out if there's a way I can work some slim touches of it into the hair on this portrait...


Carolyn Williams said...

I love this one! The colors are really lovely.

fleur_delicious said...

thanks, Carolyn! I think it's summer getting to me - I'm trying to use that hot pink everywhere!