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-- 19 October, 2005 --

China blue

China Blue
soft pastel on Ingres pastel paper

White porcelain is wonderful for seeing colours. Tungsten light is yellow. Shadows are blue. Yellow cups have green shadows. Draw what you see, not what you think that you see.

Posted by robynls at October 19, 2005 8:04 PM

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Oh Robyn that is so pretty!

Posted by: Bonnie at October 19, 2005 11:23 PM

Wow. This is my favorite drawing of yours in a while. I like the way color relates to volume, and I love your reminder to draw what you see, and not what you think you see. Thanks! (Now I may need to look for something white to draw tonight...)

Liz in Pittsburgh, PA

(drawing daily at http://www.elizabethperry.com/woolgathering)

Posted by: Liz at October 21, 2005 1:20 AM

WoW, love this idea of how blue white can appear! The pastel is perfect for depicting China - smooth and has a cold blueness no matter what the colour :)

Posted by: Anonymous at December 6, 2005 7:48 AM

lovely drawing! a great study in whites!

Posted by: kat at December 6, 2005 9:11 AM

This is so pretty. I love blue & white china, too.

Posted by: Beth at December 6, 2005 12:09 PM

This is a great still life.

Posted by: Gerald at December 7, 2005 10:01 AM

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