Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mood in a flame

After having glorious days last week, the rain settled back in yesterday, with a daring chill after the warmth of those perfect days. That drove me to a long, luxurious bath last night. As I watched my candle's flame flickering mysterious images against the wall, I thought I'd post a drawing of this mood in a candle...
Ink and wash on Arches water color paper.
I made so many mistakes in this one - once again misjudged the size of my paper, tried to correct an off-centre line by putting in more line, thus accentuating the problem(left side above), keep on fiddling with the flame so it became completely without ambiance, and left too few "lost edges" by continuing coming back and doing more lines. The learning process is an uphill journey all the time....

7 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

LOVELY JOB ...sweet candlestick...

Sandy said...

Maybe you had problems with is flame but I love the cherub and the overall structure and depth you achieved (yes we are all on the same journey uphill ;-)

phthaloblu said...

So beautiful! And I think the flame just adds a mysterious prescence to the overall piece. I love it!

Emma Pod said...

The cherub candlestick is exquisite! Great job. And all of your vine drawings/paintings are beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog - lovely! Thanks for visiting mine.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

This is realy beautiful. :)

Lin said...

This is incredibly beautiful! Such wonderful shading!

Africantapestry said...

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