Thursday, March 27, 2008
Happy Birthday and Kleenex Drama
Here's a happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Sue! She and I share the same birthday.
Wish I could send you all some cake!
Recently Jeanette Jobson has been doing some nice work on tinted grounds (see here for a sample). In my Holbein reading, I also found some stunning pieces down on tinted grounds with just black and white chalk. So, I had to have a go myself. I have a very old pad of colored Ingres paper from a class I took while living in Oxford (sketching in fields on summery Oxford evenings, lovely times.)
Thinking of my desire to get back into the Mendelowitz book, I decided to do the exercise that I had stopped at, drawing a cloth pinned to a wall. But, not wanting to bother finding a cloth or pinning it, I just grabbed a kleenex, dropped it on the desk and went for it. It's rather a dramatic setting for the humble nose-wiper, but I enjoyed the exercise.