Two sisters

Not quite sure that these two drawings quite work. But…they have served as little ‘drawing lessons’ especially with using colour to draw those qualities which you cannot physically see in a person. 

For this I am trying non realistic colours and quite inspired by the palettes used by Odilon Redon. Some of his art is a bit on the nightmarish side for me but alot of it I find very expressive , poetic and capture the quieter or ethereal qualities of a person or object.
I’ve using layers of oil pastels and working pencils into those layers – all with a lot of scribbling until forms…or something, takes place. A nice little journey.


Persimmon beauty (2)


The art of stillness –  I do very much enjoy listening to the podcasts offered by Krista Tippett through her website ‘On being’ – many years of thoughtful generosity recorded and shared.

Persimmon beauty

Every time I see persimmons or fuji fruits, I have to buy some. Not to eat, but to stare at. Oh dear, a little indulgence. But we all have a little one or two, don’t we?

For me, its their squarish roundish shape, the petal like leaves and and the colour – its orange. Not yellow orange, not red orange, not burnt orange but orange, orange.

Ok. Do tell. What’s your little creative indulgence?