Sunday, 26 February 2012

February Flowers - Quick Sketch

Today, after enduring about five months of low dark skies and no natural light, I was determined to make good use of the sudden appearance of sunshine in my part of the world, to the extent that I turned my back on domestic chores and pulled out the art materials and quickly got painting and sketching. I haven't painted for weeks now and this is due in part to not having any decent light and being very busy at work. No excuse, but a very solid, irritating reason. I didn't even want to think about anything; I just wanted to splash some colour around so I chose a painting of Fantin Latour's as inspiration and went from there. I am partly shocked, (but not surprised), if that makes sense, how difficult it was for me to get the effects I wanted. I really have to work a plan to give myself more time in front of the easel.

"February Flowers - Mini Homage to Fantin Latour"
Watercolour, Gouache, Pencil on Watercolour Paper - 6.5" x 5.25"


CrimsonLeaves said...

But I think you've done a beautiful job here, Anne! Bouquets are so hard for me to do and you made this look perfect, with depth and bulk and overlapping just as a real bouquet would do. I never can manage that. But? I am just plain old happy that you were able to take some time to paint. I can't always find the energy even when the time is there. I don't often work late, but I sure don't have the energy to do anything when I get home. Thank God my husband handles most of the domestic chores. Personally, I'd give a darned lot to have your painting skills. I think this is beautiful!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - yes, we soldier on trying to find the time. I don't know what the solution is, but I am determined to find it.

Chartan said...

oh Gorgeous Anne! nice to see such a beauty on your site.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte!