Friday, April 3, 2009

What I love


I've received this Award - again! - from Adam Cope, someone with a real, palpable passion for painting and everything to do with it, including teaching it to others. Do visit his blog Dordogne Painting Days and have a look-see.
The award involves naming seven things that you love, but I decided that instead of composing a written list, I'd spend the time drawing the 'things' with this dip pen, which I've re-discovered and love, and sepia ink, ditto...











My studio - still in a mess, but I love it anyway!

17 comments:

laura said...

How clever, and dedicated of you! Though it's clear you loved making these drawings--the lines are so lyrical and sensitive. A beautiful post!!

dominique eichi said...

What beautiful sketches, I love them all

Gillian said...

If I could just hop on a plane and pop over to see you all, you know I would... These sketches of your beloveds around hearth and home are so lovingly rendered. Wish I could be there to taste whatever BFG is cooking in the kitchen, and have a chat to you all. (Pat and stroke the Gooch-pooch and Kenzo-cat respectively.) I've just bought some rooibos tea online at a pretty good price for over here - so a little taste of home is on its way... :)

Cathy Gatland said...

Hi Laura - I did love doing them, I think easier than trying to express the feelings in words (besides the chocolate - just yum will do!)

Thank you Dominique - nice to hear from you again :-)

Gillian, and vice-versa - you and the Hills definitely more subjects to be sketched for the 'beloveds' list. I've just had a cup of rooibos before bed...enjoy yours when it comes!

Chris Beck said...

Wonderful sketches and a very fun way to list the things you love!!

Suzanne McDermott said...

And what I love is this post. It's perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing the loves of your life and for bringing a smile to my face.

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Chris - I had fun visiting your blog too!

Hi Suzanne - there you are, it's good to hear from you - I've been missing your posts. Hope all is well.

Teresa said...

What a wonderful and creative way to post your seven things!

Awesome sketches!!

RHCarpenter said...

A wonderful and creative way to list your loves! They are all wonderful and I like the sepia ink very much - it's subtle but strong enough to give some good dark shapes.

nikkidwright said...

I love, love, love the sketch of your studio. I firmly believe a completely clean studio is an unloved studio :)

I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I look forward to following your work in the future!

KIM-QOAS said...

I can see that your heart is in every single thing that you do. You are gifted.

Jane said...

What a wonderful。

Chad Wallace said...

Really great stuff, your use of color and line is very sophisticated and confident!

Adam Cope said...

he he

your wc 'beach family' has a beautiful ease with wc

Perry Brown said...

I love this style of drawing and lettering. Have you seen the Louis Vuitton travel sketchbooks? Great work!

Aarohi said...

I love your work. Your studio looks delightful.

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks for looking, everybody!

Perry, I looked up Louis Vuitton travel guides - could only see the covers on the website, but will look out for them, thanks