Friday, November 15, 2019

'color me degas!' by myra anderson...


Juliette Crane


Ahhh...something a little bit different...an ice skater! I am still looking forward to trying the water soluble graphite pencils that I mentioned in our last time together!  I did however try the watercolor pencil and as you can see in the ballerina sketch above it did indeed produce a deep rich shadow color.
Juliette Crane


Speaking of color...I am always impressed with the work of artist Juliette Crane.  I love the way she makes use of everything in one painting (see photo)!
Below is a quote by the artist Helen Gorrill. This is a very interesting concept that I have explored over the years but not to the extent mentioned here.
Helen Gorrill
Color me Degas: I would love to create some mighty and beautifully colored ballerina paintings using as they say 'everything but the kitchen sink'.  At this point I have no idea how - but this is certainly an adventure I am looking forward to.

6 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely ice skaters!

Rain said...

Hi Myra :) I love Helen's idea, I think it's going to be fun to explore that! And your ice skater really spoke to me! I see such movement in that drawing, lovely!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Always wonderful to see your dancers, I love the depth created using the watercolour pencil, I hope you find the same with the soluble graphite pencils too. Juliette Crane is a magnificent artist, I am always in awe of her work with colour. Thank for sharing & Happy PPF Tracey

DVArtist said...

Hi Myra these are just beautiful. You have a great way with body shape and movement. Be sure to let us know how you like or don't like the water soluble graphite.

butterfly said...

Wonderful bodies in motion.
Alison x

Connie Chadwell said...

Perfect position of the feet - not easy - beautiful job!