Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Studio Window

Oh no, they're changing Blogger - have to learn more new stuff!... it looks like I can't change the size of the images any more, unless there's something I've missed..? (I reverted to the old style to make these bigger this time.)
Anyway, with days blending into each other, I'd forgotten to do the weekly post I'd promised myself I would. This little series below started with a doodly sort of continuous line drawing of my studio windowsill . I then added monochromatic tones, which scattered the image into little pieces - so I printed out a copy of the original line drawing (luckily photographed it first - a good way to try out different approaches) and tried to mass the tones into bigger areas. Still a bit busy, but it's a very busy window! And then added white highlights with a Pentel paint pen. The light was changing constantly as I painted, so these do sort of reflect the passage of time in a day, but I'd love to get simpler, stronger designs in my work.




5 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Cathy, lovely images. Enjoy your life. Stay safe and well! I'm preparing for May Gibbs Fellow residency, working on other publication projects. Best wishes, Sadami

MiataGrrl said...

I love the light coming through the window and onto all the reflective surfaces! I tried the new Blogger briefly, and I think there's something wrong with it... they're still working out the bugs, I hope. I'm not going to use it until I'm forced to. ;-) I think we can always go back to the "old" way... it just won't be the default.

RH Carpenter said...

I’m not sure I’m pleased about the new changes to Blogger, either - having problems changing text, etc and finding out how to save and send at a later date, etc. And the labels!!! They give you a list of every label you’ve ever used!!
I love these images - I think the second is my favorite because it really plays with the dark and light values so my eye dances around the images!!

Adam Cope said...

lovely stuff as ever. getting rich & complicated; sonorous. happy to follow. all the best Adam

Cathy Gatland said...

Thank you Sadami, Tina, Rhonda and Adam for your comments, glad I'm not the only one having issues with Blogger, hope you're all staying very well and enjoying your painting lives too!