I went into the city with a group of friends and found the people and the streets inspirational. Degraves street, full of the hustle and bustle of the city but with a touch of Europe. The shops all open out on to the street and the inside and the outside are all mixed together. I can't wait to get back there.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
My daughter and her cousin are captured walking up the sandy trails on the way to the baech. Purple and greens are on e of my favourite color combinations. I like the soft romantic look of this picture. The shadows prance across the paths. There are soft tufts of grasses in the foreground.
When I began this picture I loved the idea of the circus. The ferris wheel and the merry go round evokes many images of fun. I wanted them to appear slightly mysterious. The ferris wheel is in full flight. The people in the foreground are marching up the road to particpate in the fun of the circus. The lady in yellow turns slightly to her campanions.
The picture on the left was my first attempt at this man playing his horn. The problem with him was that he was to close to the top of the paper but I really liked the movement of his jacket. I then started him again on the right at a later date. This time you miss out on his jacket and the movement created by it.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
We went into the city the other day and I was taken with this lamp post in the foreground. I hope this is your focal point in the picture as that is what I was attracted to. The two people meandering along were my friends that I went into the city with. It was a cold day and overcast. The sky was threatening to rain but we still had lots of fun.
I was lucky enough to be lent a photo form a friend, who is an avid traveller. She snapped these children in Cambodia. I always wonder what they are thinking. I called this"The Watchers" as I feel they are quietly observing everyone. They seem to be wise beyond their years and rather than capturing them on camera, I feel they are observing the camera person and us. They are quietly evaluating surroundings and are maybe a little bored with the whole thing.
One of my favourite places in the world is the beach. I love to watch the antics of all the other people on the beach. These two dogs captured my attention. They were frolicking in the water with a ball. Even now when I gaze at this picture I wonder if the lady walking along the beach has anything to do with the dogs or the owner is somewhere out of the picture.
I created this picture after watching these amazing ladies belly dancing at a local event. Their costumes were gorgeus. The oranges and blues work well together. The movement of their bodies is what really attracted me to paint them. I hope I have captured some of their grace and elegance.