Thursday, June 17, 2010
Closer to the drawer
Its been a busy week for me with not a lot of progress on the pelican and the feathers on the body are giving me grief. Well, that's not completely true. I'm just not in the mood to work in detail on the feathers of the body right now. I have washes of colour in and they need some form to them. I hope to come to grips with this within the next couple of days, otherwise the bird is at risk of going into 'the drawer'.
You know the one. Its where paintings and drawings go that aren't finished, you don't like how they are going, or you think that if you don't see them for awhile, you'll be able to revive them at a later date.
So this is the little update of the bird just in case he disappears from site for awhile.
Meanwhile a little strawberry leaf printed on black paper to cheer me. The shape and smell of strawberry leaves is wonderful and they're a beneficial herbal medicine too. But right now, the leaf is a harbinger of fruit still to come. If it ever does in this miserable cold wet spring/early summer we're having. Poor plants are out there shivering and tonight on the news a farmer on the west coast of the province estimates a $10,000 loss of strawberries when late frost zapped a lot of the flowers on his plants last night. It seems the cold doesn't want to let go this year.