Friday, July 3, 2015

Finally summer

It's warm, warm, warm and I love it!

Class work has eased up and I have been practicing some more loose style this past week. It is incredible how much more relaxing it is to not think of an end result. Erika asked me, in a comment, last week, if I felt it hard to let go of control, and no, not at all but I still need control from time to time. But to loose up is a good way and one do not have to choose between them. Each technique is better for certain things.


My banana is very loose and I was experimenting with the black ink. I really think the ink can become part of the artwork itself, not only an addition to it.

Otherwise I have been thinking of sketching cityscapes, and for that I'll need to add people to make it more realistic. So, the other day I sat down playing with some left over colors in my palette and made people. Color and a brush and just do, it was fun and two three of them are really good. I think I'll make it a habit to use left over colors to make people, one day I might have it in my hand to make them. In a painting I'll have to use different colors on their clothing, if they're not just black "shadows" to fill in the picture.


I also did some sheep experimenting. Sheeps are a big issue where I live and also they have an easy shape to draw/paint. Once you find the typical lines for a sheep, they're very easy to do. I did these in less than 30 minutes, but I had done some studies earlier on.


In class I've done the red peppers or capsicums as I understand they're called as well. Not as loose here, but I got caught up in thinking perfection. 


Mid spread in my booklet, and this time I used a few words from a Norwegian song to follow the painting. I'm happy with the result, but also learned (Tracey told me) some important stuff. That pomegranate was beyond the stage of being rescued, so I turned it into a laughing face instead.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.
And, once again I will thank you, lovely fellow bloggers, for your inspiring and kind comments. They're much appreciated.

23 comments:

  1. LOve your fruit and veggies, beautifully painted, the sheep and people are great too. Here it is very hot, and a bit too much for me! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Some lovely art here the banana is my favourite - it's fab!

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  3. Lovely work Laila. You are right to continue with your 'Loose' drawings as it is a much more creative way to see the world. Your vegetables are drawn very skillfully.

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  4. Beautiful drawings. I love most the vegetables. Its so bright and joyful.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment.
    Happy weekend♥

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  5. Beautiful work this week! It's a treat to visit!

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  6. Great post! I especially like the red pepper, but all of the drawings are impressive.

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  7. hhhmmh yummy,i love your pages whit all eatings delicate,love the red pepper,and i love the pineapple and banana,my fav fruits,your pages so pretty and impressive,love it.
    happy ppf.

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  8. Incredible how creative you are.. love the idea to learn to paint people wit leftover color! Very clever! Your painings and the spread are all beautiful ... and I love your sheep studies as well !
    Happy weekend Laila!
    Happy PPF!

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  9. Love Love Love your loose fruits and veggies!

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  10. One day your people will be as beautiful as your veggies (and fruit). Lovely!

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  11. Fabulous, I am loving the style you have with the loose fruit...like the banana and the funky pear last week! Also loved how you made the smile on the pomegranate...really awesome work as usual. You are such an inspiration!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Awesome work. I love your style.

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  13. You have been busy! love all the different pieces this week, the painting of little people with leftover paint is a great idea. And those sheep ..... love their heads!

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  14. Well , look at you! You are doing such a great job with all your practices and play with your illustrations, color and sketches-well done!

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  15. That is such a happy, cheerful banana! :oD

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  16. Very nice. Love the peppers.

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  17. It's fun coming here to see what you've been doing. I think your red pepper is my favorite, and the pineapple in the last painting. You always come up with interesting ideas.

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  18. Love all your experiements.The ink in the banana sketch truly works well.Love your spread.Love the pineapple and the melon? in the center.Great artwork!

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  19. rosy114@orange.frJuly 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    vos petits personnages sont très sympas.Bone little characters are very friendly.

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  20. Wow, this is so inspiring, Laila, perfect capture of the people, love the spread and the red pepper too.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  21. coucou. As tu avancé dans tes aquarelles?
    Hello. As you progress in your watercolors?

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