Thursday, January 29, 2009


"Climbing" Watercolor pastels
This is a simple one, mostly for lack of time, but also because I thought a nice simple one would be good for a change. I've been reading "Dream Worlds" by Hans Bacher, who is a production designer for Disney. He has all of these beautiful but simple pastel studies of interestingly framed landscapes and people. So while this is not quite anything like it, I thought it would be a good excercise for me to think more about how I frame things.


"Aunt Margaret" Acrylic
This is my interpretation of the character of Aunt Margaret from Angela Carter's "The Magic Toy Shop" (not a children's book fyi). I read it in college and I love the use of color throughout. Aunt Margaret is so pale that her brother used white paint straight out of the tube for her portrait and her hair is so red it looks like it's fire.
So anyhow, this was my idea for last week's IF theme of "pale" but I didn't quite get it finished in time. Alas! But I'm trying desperately to get back in the swing of things and not get pulled in by the tide of wedding plans.