Monday, March 12, 2007

Momentum



Its easy to slide either way, isn't it? You get into the habit of doing something - like the blog for instance - and if you miss a day or two, its easy to justify to yourself why you don't need to keep writing. But if I make myself write something every day, its as easy to turn the justification around and make it work in my favour. The momentum of life keeps me moving, drawing, writing and living.

Looking at the self portrait that I posted yesterday, I see flaws in it. The face length is out of proportion and too long. I won't redo it, it will stand as it is, flaws and all.

I have been following Dianna Pontings pastel class in WetCanvas, but haven't had time to do much with it. I'm waiting for new pastel paper and new pastels to turn up. I decided that I needed my own reference image to play with and dug out a Christmas box of licorice Allsorts and set up a few photos. Here's a sample that I may tackle. I'll keep Dianna's class handy as her colour choices and tips are invaluable. I had to sample a few of the candies while I photographed them but I don't actually like the licorice part, except for those ones with the little balls on them. They're yummy...oops, none left...


Tripod, being Tripod, supervised.

4 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

I just love your cat. He is so comfortable.

Regula Scheifele said...

I've been following Diana's class as well and am so tempted to give it a try...
I love your reference and am looking forward to your painting ehm... drawing... pastelling?

Amira

Robin Neudorfer said...

awww Tripod.
Having never heard of Allsorts prior to Diana's class I know yours will have a unique Jeanette Jobson take on it.

Jeanette said...

Allsorts are such a British thing Robin and my husband being British seems to have a liking for them, so they're usually around the house somewhere.