John Minton’s illustrations are very striking! I wanted to see more of them, so I bought Elizabeth David’s book Mediterranean Food published in 1950, in which we find Minton’s illustrations that accompany the recipes. Then I decided to draw one of his illustrations – the frontispiece for the chapter on “Substantial Dishes”. Minton confines himselfContinue reading “Space and Substance”
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Patterns from Home
I loved doing this monochrome painting, copied from a cotton scarf I have. I drew the pattern first then used ultramarine watercolour, with a fine brush. And all the while I listened to Native American flute music! Very calming:). Happy drawing:)
My drawing and painting needed a jump start! So I copied one of the animals on my coffee pot! I love the easy, flowing shapes and the complementary colours. Blue and orange are opposites on the colour wheel and play with our eyes giving a simultaneous contrast. This is not the ‘push and pull’ ofContinue reading “Complementary Coffee”
Push and Pull
The food was great, and the colours danced before my eyes! This is a great example of Hans Hofmann’s push and pull colour theory.
Marc Chagall – line drawings
I have been reading Chagall’s autobiography which is so interesting, not least because of the lovely line drawings that accompany the text. The bold and broken lines give a jittery feel, a movement to the scene that at any moment might change: Grandfather might soon get up from reading his book, put on a jacketContinue reading “Marc Chagall – line drawings”
What’s in a line?
I came across Picasso’s animal line drawings and thought what lovely fun pictures they are. An owl, a horse, a penguin, and his own dachshund called Lump. With one or maybe two lines he has captured not just their shape, but also a certain personality. They are delightful! I thought I would have a goContinue reading “What’s in a line?”