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Monday, October 20, 2014

Still life, flowers and babycino, by Elaine (jaguarish)

I returned to the Flower Market Expresso today, and brought my son along as he's home sick... he is not into drawing flowers, but he happily munched on a smartie cookie and a babycino.  I then used his weeny cup as a sketch subject as I found it so cute, while he drew his toy monkey and assorted knick knacks. We both found the atmosphere very relaxing and I also had a nice chat to some regulars who became interested to join the local Urban Sketchers.


10 comments:

  1. What a nice time you had Elaine. I love the colours in your painting :-)

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    1. Thanks Ann - it was fun mixing and matching the flowers from the flower shop's display - I took some liberties with colours to make it more rainbow-y (if I can make up a word...)

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  2. Nice sketch of the flowers and the cup. I'm always impressed when someone does a painting directly in watercolors. They always seem to have a nice freshness that way. I can just picture your son munching on his cookie while you painted.

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    1. Thanks Joan, I think maybe I've had an unconscious backlash from inktober (tried to do a drawing every day, but ran out of puff on the weekend) because I find myself yearning to do these loose watercolours. Now I just have to learn how to deliverately do that really interesting effect with "accidental" colour run-ins (as happened a bit here with the blue cup and brown table shadows).

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  3. This is so lovely. I love when watercolorists can just paint things without ink and they come to life like this did. Hope your little guy is feeling better by now.

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    1. Thanks Lynn, he is feeling better and back at school today. He loved his day with me though! Re painting without ink... it's kind of challenging, but so much faster - you should try it!

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  4. Elaine, this is beautiful! I love your use of watercolor.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, it felt like such a luxury to be using all the colours in my paintbox, and so purely without much mixing. Yummy!

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