Friday, December 20, 2013

Am I crazy or what?

Sitting out on a hot, hot day drawing when I could be inside in air conditioned comfort, must be mad. Came home dripping sweat and collapsed on the couch under the soothing breeze from a fan (I don't like air con unless absolutely necessary).
It was nice though, drawing 'en plein air' and I am gradually overcoming my shyness, doing something which has hitherto been  private, under the public gaze. Thankfully I was left alone, only one person approached me for a couple of dollars!  I saved my change though for the young busker who sawed out a whole hour of christmassy tunes on his violin. School's out today so we shall see and hear more of these enterprising youngsters in the lead up to Christmas.
The flower guy does a roaring trade because his prices are so modest, some of the local small florists seem to buy from him rather than pay wholesale. I bought two bunches of lilies for my friend Jan (remember Jan, she bakes) who is making us a roast dinner this evening, yum!
It was nice to work on real watercolour paper and I am still learning the quirks and idiosyncrasies of both the paper and the pigments.
Today's one.


  1. Lovely painting. I recognize those closing words. lol

  2. Hi, Origame, this work is a master piece!! I love it so much, colour, value and composition. btw, very happy to know on the earth, air-con dislike person exists! When a heat goes up to 40, I go to a beach!! Origame, take care. Cheers, Sadami