Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Summer Umbrellas


These are six A5 drawings done from photos that I've taken over a couple of years, mostly from my car window when stopped at traffic lights or the side of the road, or while my husband was driving. I've always loved the sight of these women walking along with their umbrellas shielding them from the hot sun and wanted to sketch them - but they're moving, and I'm moving and it's been a bit impossible. So when I was thinking what to do for the Night of a 1000 Drawings charity event I decided to pull out my blurry photos and make a little series to donate. I kind of want to keep them now, but too late - they're on their way to the big night on Thursday. It's summer though, and there'll be plenty more bright umbrellas bobbing along pavements for another little - or big - series!

5 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Love the lines and the bright colors in these - they would make great note cards or small prints. I hope you do more!

Polly Birchall said...

Umbrellas abound and they are brilliant. They make a great series. And nice they are used for the sun and not the rain

moreidlethoughts said...

Lovely sketches, Cathy.They do "tell a story."

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Your colors are so bright and bold in your umbrella series.

Sue Pownall said...

These are great. I love how you've captured the movement in the bodies.