Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Playing fast and loose

Been away a little while... I had some Real Work to do, with money and everything!! :o) I got these flowers over two weeks ago, from my nice sister-in-law, and though they're well past their best, I had to paint them before relegating them to their next life on the compost heap. And after those eggshells, I wanted to do them fast and loose, so set myself a time limit, to be finished by lunchtime. I went a bit over, and had just begun fiddling - but firmly downed tools and took the picture 'voetstoets' as they say here in the used-car industry - as is, take it or leave it!

12 comments:

Gillian said...

Hey there! You must have just posted this. This is beautiful - quick and light. There is such movement here! Was a breeze gently moving the flowers? I'm sure they're dancing to something...?

Cathy Gatland said...

Well I had Classic FM on...

indiaartist said...

It is beautiful. I have not been blogging for a long time too but good to get back and see a good piece.

Cathy Gatland said...

Welcome back Indiaartist!

Morpheus said...

It's so beautiful ... I like it so much ..

Swee said...

Cathy, your flowers are lovely. So many colours!

Vivienne said...

Hey fast and loose... I'll take it!These are lovely flowers and such a nice way to seal the memory of a loving gift. And compost is good stuff too! Posting from Uk back from Cannes. Oh wow!What a place.XX

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks, Morpheus and Swee - and Vivienne - I didn't know you'd gone to Cannes, looking forward to hearing all about it!

laureline said...

You can see how all that pent-up energy from painting the grays and ochres of the eggshells erupted in colorful, flowery fireworks here! Wonderful!

Cathy Gatland said...

It was a relief to let rip a bit - still discipline needed to stop fussing and fiddling, something I'm learning from you, Laura!

laura said...

Wow! I'll take it! The color and brushwork are beautiful--the flowers seems like they're going to overrun the edges of the paper--so lively!

Lin said...

AWESOME!