Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Casey, bunnies and lots of chocolate.

Casey and I had our weekly drawing session this afternoon. It was at my house and it was another cold, windy, grim day here in France. So I went out to the store, bought one of all the Easter egg chocolates available and set that up for us to draw. I wanted everything that is good and colorful and comforting around us for this session....that was what I needed and Casey as well, since she had a rude woman at her throat yesterday....Along with all these chocolates, I got all sorts of flowers, all the cloches I had around, colorful fruit and vegetables and tea and cookies(the latter for our drinking and eating). So on the table we had all that was good and beautiful in life! Even Tokala and Ayiani found life was exciting in this drawing area.

Casey did, true to her wonderful artistic abilities, great justice to the objects she chose to do.
to see what I mean.

I, on the other hand, did everything but!
Instead of enjoying the color I so craved, I went for a grey graphite drawing; dark and heavy, not even doing justice to the medium either. I did everything wrong from the word go. Maybe the choice was too big, or maybe I just simply ate too much chocolate.
Anyway, I'm posting it as is.

Afterwards, I felt very gloomy about this drawing, so I decided to at least end the day on a colorful note and I did a uick sketch, light wash with ink...its a camelia for those wondering, since this one isn't a Monet either!! The after effect of those chocolates, you see...

All said and done - I had a wonderful session with Casey among the chocolate bunnies, chatting alot, laughing alot....it did me a world of good and I am grateful for having this great, fun friend in my life. Thanks, Casey...

10 comments:

mARTa said...

oh what fun! French sweets are oh so....tres bon! I am planning a trip there in the fall, can't wait to shop at Fauchon! I enjoy your drawings and the blog as well. I am lucky to have a new friend, Dianne to go painting with now too and how much fun we have ahead of us! marta

Teri C said...

Great drawings!! Love them. Sounds like a wonderful day for you both.

caseytoussaint said...

Hi Ronell! I love the camelia - you've done an amazing job on the cloche, and it's full of color. I can't believe you actually did another one after I left. As I told you in person, I really like your drawings as well. That was great- thanks for a wonderful afternoon!

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH! WHAT AN INCREDIBLY DELICATE TOUCH -- RENDERED BEAUTIFULLY!

phthaloblu said...

These are wonderful! Don't be so hard on yourself. You really got the glass down. Hang in there, spring is coming!

Lynn said...

Very nice! The shading on the glass cloche is lovely. You're really talented.

Lindsay said...

It's really fun to see both of yoru work on the same subject! You handle value and it looks like color!
Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

Africantapestry said...

Thank you everybody, I know how busy life is and to take the time to leave a comment...I appreciate it.
Marta, hold on to your friend, Dianne and enjoy those art sessions! I agree with you, french sweets are actually way tooo good!!
Ronell

Dave said...

My first visit to your blog, but definitely not my last! Lovely work.

AnastasiaC said...

I came here via Casy's blog - love your different styles on the same topic!!! wonderful sketches!