and another drawing of that gourd - in coloured pencil this time - and I've been tagged and have tagged my choices
I did another drawing of that gourd to show the class different materials with the same subject.
This one was done with that Lyra 'skin tones' set that I really like, plus a deep blue one to enhance the cool darkest darks. I really do like those Lyra coloured pencils.
And this ugly little gourd is fun to draw :)
and I've been tagged! by Karen Hall http://karens-gardenstudio.blogspot.com/ who does some beautiful work - take a look.
I now have to give 7 facts about me ....
1 I'm a new grandmother :)
2 Though I love the sea i live about as far away as you can get from it in England now :(
3 I have 2 lovely daughters
4 and one Irish husband
5 I have my imaginary list of what I'll buy/do 'when I win the lottery' - but very rarely buy a ticket
6 I've been lucky enough to live in some very beautiful places including Gibraltar (it was lovely then), Malta, Scotland and Cornwall.
7 I'm really tired and I've run out of ideas!
and blogs I'll tag:
Katherine http://makingamark.blogspot.com/ who writes about a wide range of subjects in depth - a very good read and now a friend.
Sarah at http://wimperis.blogspot.com/ - A talented artist - who also runs painting holidays and I really enjoy her blog and her work.
Lyndsay http://straightlinesout.blogspot.com/ - who decided to join me on my waterways project and is doing a very interesting series in the US. (mine is on the back burner at the moment but not abandoned, it was always going to be a very long term project)
Anita http://am-art.blogspot.com/ - beautiful sensitive drawings with a real mood and atmosphere, also great portraits.
Sue http://ancientartist.typepad.com/ancient_artist_developing/ an interesting blog by someone who, like me, did her art degree as a mature student
Diane http://theitinerantartist.blogspot.com/ a talented printmaker and a really nice person, generous with information and advice.
Julie http://julieoakley.blogspot.com/ I followed Julie's mile a day sketch blog and her current project is to do a sketch of a family member each day - and they are lively and good!
I hope you enjoy them all :)