Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The green apron


Some of the time it is important to work hard, to extend and experiment.
Other times, just relax and play with a brush . . . . .
With an hour or so to spare yesterday and today I splashed about with colours on a piece of card. The idea was taken from a drawing in the 'Spanish sketchbook' where there was enough in the scribble to set me off with a woman and a plant. I know the feeling, walking around with a new plant, so I made up a coloured space as a place for her to be.
Returning to gouache was like finding old friends to spend time with, no pressure, just feel the form, feel the colour and pin down the sensation.