Thursday, August 3, 2017

Etude in Blue



I have always loved blue in all its variations. My preference for blue show up not only in my artwork but also in the clothes I wear and in home decor (the color of the sofa, throw cushions, draperies). The only place where there is no use for blue is in the food I make!

Of late, I have been making art (in various forms) with lots of blue. It has been quiet intentional, a way of branding my art. I also feel that when I do something in blue it usually comes out better. The picture above and below are little gems created on river rocks. The third picture is a pattern on a blue background drawn on a cigar box inspired by indigo dyed Indian bed linens.

The last photo below is a pencil sketch I made last night. I leave it to you to guess who it is. In drawing this sketch I followed a tip given by a well known cartoonist which is to focus on the most distinguishing feature of the subject and to exaggerate it, like Carter's teeth, Bill Clinton's nose or Obama's ears. Here I focused on the hairdo. My daughter thinks it is the lips that is the giveaway. You be the judge :)





Linked to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting.

9 comments:

  1. I am not a blue person, but these are all very pretty.

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  2. Love the blue work. The last sketch is very recognisable. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Ohh I love your rocks.I've got to try that.They're beautiful. Happy PPF, have a great weekend!

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  4. Lovely lovely...so pretty...never seen little people's like these...xx

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  5. Love what you did to the rocks...fab

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  6. Beautiful art.
    I guess who the sketch character is ;)
    Happy PPF xx

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  7. Very nice works I like very well
    greetings Elke

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  8. I am such a blue person also... those river rocks are so stunning it's not funny... simply beautiful way to use your love of blue

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  9. Love the rocks and the color blue!

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