Sunday, 14 November 2010

The River and a thank you

I feel the urge to blog right now this second whilst in the middle of starting a new piece. I sat back and realised exactly 10 mins ago how much my work is now free flowing from my fingers. I thought about my time a few months ago when I couldnt hold a pen without a lot of fear and pent up energy. What a difference a few months has made.

I can honestly say that the EDM group has really helped and I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments and support since I started my journey back to the land of the creative living.

I wanted to put a few shots up of 'The River':

Its quite big - about 54cm x 33.5cm and its been lovely to do. Its been a slight challenge due to the card being quite waxy, therefore repelling the wax pastels and allowing me to work with it differently.

You can see here that there is alot of layering and I have also scratched into the pastel to create different lines and textures

Working on The River was really about me loosening up and letting go a little.

I've just started another piece today - a market shot I took with vibrant fruits and lots going on. Heres the start of it:

Drawing these pictures is quite cathartic for me and I'm feeling quite precious about them. When I travelled to Asia last year I was in a very bad place emotionally. I was surrounded by all the beauty and the culture but I was removed from it. I don't regret it for one moment however, I needed to be there and I needed to go through the motions of change to lead me to this point now. Drawing these is like a little nod to that. I feel like I'm now appreciating it in the way I should have been whilst there.

On a final note, I have been pretty ill the last few days so I havent really been out of the house. Last weekend however I took a trip to the park. Autumn is by far my FAVOURITE time of year and I took my new camera and went for a walk to capture the colours:



  1. Such lovely photos and lovely paintings. Your photos will lead you to beautiful paintings, I'm sure. nancy

  2. Your water looks awesome! Like the forest on the far bank as well, you are the Monet of crayon!

  3. Thanks Nanke. Monet of crayon - I like that!

  4. Lovely drawings, and photographs!

  5. Your river drawing has a lot of atmosphere and a great sense of depth. Keep up the good work!

  6. The market scene looks as if it's coming along great, very creative ideas in the river too.
    Love the colours in those photographs!

  7. Lovely post! Enjoyed the photos and the artwork is fantastic! I'm especially like the market one!

    Sorry you've been ill! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  8. Those are some awesome shots. Autumn is by far the most colorful season, followed closely by spring. You just don't see colors like autumn's everywhere. Your river painting is most gorgeous and the beginning of your marketplace painting is going to be a winner. Thanks for sharing your talent.