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-- 05 September, 2004 --

Me and my shadow

It has been a long fortnight. I thought that we would get away with winter and not be laid low with some horrible bug but it was not to be. Number Two Son brought it home from work and gave it to me and I gave it to The Poet and 'round and 'round and 'round it goes. It saps all of the energy and creativity from the body and leaves you feeling wretched. Trouble is that there are so many people away at work that I don't have the heart to make it one more, so I go and then get cross because I have to take extra classes for those who are not burdened by the Proddy Work Ethic.

This is the first piece of art that I have made in almost two weeks. It is a reponse to one of the references provided for the Wet Canvas Weekend Drawing Event. It appealed to me because it reminded me of the type of painting that Madelaine S does. She is the teacher in the watercolour class that I used to take at Kurringai Art Centre. I have done mine using oil pastels on the smoother side of a piece of blue Canson Mi-Teintes paper. The paper is only A4 size so I found the detail of the children difficult, which may or may not be a good thing since I think that faces might be difficult due to my lack of practice.

Posted by robynls at September 5, 2004 3:52 PM


Robyn, I love this drawing - it reminds me a lot of my daughter and a friend on the Oregon coast... good times!! Thanks for posting it!! As it's been a few weeks sine you wrote this, I do hope you're feeling better. Hugs, Debbie

Posted by: Debbie at September 28, 2004 6:13 AM

Hey Robyn, I only just noticed your Category "oil pastels". Came to have a look. I love this picture, it reminds me of a photo I took back in 2002 of two small children throwing pebbles int the sea. Thanks for reminding me of it - have put it up on Flickr if you want to see.

Posted by: Maggie Wallace at April 2, 2005 10:14 PM

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