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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What I have been up to

Well it is a long story. Have you ever had this calling that you have put on hold. I have an absolute passion for pastels. I started collecting them back in 2002 for that one day when I would have time for both my passions. Quilting and sewing are my first love but I am learning or should I say exploring pastels. I went to an exhibition of someones work and fell in love with pastels all over again. Workshops were offered in the school holidays and let us just say that the temptation was too great.
These pictures are not finished yet. Nearly but not quite. I am a little scared at putting in the final touches til I have explored a little more. As it is I have discovered that the outside look of the pastel is not necessarily the inside look. This is a person who has not done art really so I do not know any principals. I just go by my Gut instinct. I love the feel and texture of pastels but I have not rubbed any in as I prefer to lay colour over the top. I have discovered that I can draw standing up using an easel and I like that too. I love getting my hands dirty.
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This was done on a Navy pastel paper. The photos were taken in our gorgeous Amazon Lily Pavilion in the Botanical Gardens in Adelaide. This is not an Amazon Lily though. My leaves just need a little tweaking. I am now going to an art class a week. Just to play. Who knows where it will take me.
Meanwhile I am still working slowly on that Nearly Insane. Made 2 corner blocks and did not like the green I used so they are going down the bottom and I have used a different green for the top. I have even prepared one of the LeMoyne stars!! Mind you that is going to be the only one I do.
Promise I will not leave it quite so long to post next time. Cheers Lynne


Dawn said...

Oh my goodness - your did a fabulous work of art! Your color sense shows - but to render in pastels is an achievement. Congratulations, I'm very impressed.

Taryn said...

Wow,Lynne! YOu are really talented. If I could draw like that I would do it all the time. At first I thought it was a photo!

Anonymous said...

Lynne how great is your drawing - love it. Good to hear from you
You should come to Marden exhibition tomorrow night - 6 - 8.30

ria vogelzang said...

Ohhhh Lynne, that looks so fantastic!
Trust your gut-feeling; you are a natural!!!
Love, Ria.

Anonymous said...

Wow Lynne your work is beautiful both art work and quilting. I have been quietly following your blog I love it keep up the good work.

PatchworkRose said...

Thankyou so much. To think that I nearly did not start. Would love to know who you Anonymous 2 :-)
Have a good weekend all

Cyndi said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lynne! You are a lady of many talents! Loved looking at the Nearly Insane and Maltaville blocks,too!