I woke up to this red sky about half an hour ago. The sky is now more yellow and the sun is above the horizon. The light is streaming through the leaves and lighting them up. The red sky does not bode well for later on… Red sky in the morning shepherd’s warning (or sailors), but it certainly makes a breathtaking sight right in the heart of the city.
Today is day 8 of the October 1″ drawing challenge. This is just a quick sketch of our hanging baskets outside the window. Because they are in the back yard they are a bit walmer than in the main garden so although it’s got chilly there has not been a frost to kill them off. If I remember I will take a few photos tomorrow. I also coloured the picture in with a sketching app.
The flowers are Begonias, Fushias, Lobelia and others I don’t remember.
When the sun set tonight it as like the sky was on fire. A deep purple/blue shading down to maroon, red, orange and then yellow.
I’m not sure I have quite the right colours on my phone camera, they seem slightly more intense, but that’s to do with how the eye accommodates in low light levels.
Whatever the colours the reality was spectacular. Beautiful. Colourful. Awesome. I would have liked to see the horizon but I was going into choir practice and didn’t have the time to drive over the other side of the hill.
Have you noticed a theme? There are yellows, blues and greens floating around my last few posts. Maybe I’m heading towards spring colours to avoid the start of autumn turning into the drab greys of winter.
Two of these pieces of glass are replacements for the bright yellow bowl that the cats broke, let’s see how long they last!
I’d like to go back in time sometimes. There are so many things in the world that are going wrong. We don’t need to live in interesting times x.
About a random photo…
Flowers like crumpled paper.
Red drained to orange and yellow.
High in windblown meadows,
Summer in your petals
Giving your celtic roots
Room to roam.
I’m trying to do at least one drawing a day, this is actually the second picture I did but I’m posting it because it’s slightly different. Firstly I used a blue glitter brush pen to draw one of my cats. Then for slight shading I used a plain yellow brush pen. When it was dry I decided to use a 0.6 tip fine line black pen to draw in darker areas. I then drew lines over the darker areas and decided to do the lighter ones too. Finally after adding the lines in the background I drew a line round the edges of the blue and yellow areas and picked out any patches of white that had been missed with the blue ink at the start of the process. I didn’t take any work in progress photos. The drawing is in a Windsor and Newton sketch pad, heavy weight wire-o, A6 size. 50 sheets 170gsm /80lb.
Since I did so many posts about Blue I thought I would write a random poem about yellow. ….
full of custard,
Rifle through my brain…
Polka dot bikini.
Corn on the cob
Beaches of golden yellow sand,
Yellow wands of willow,
Yellow cotton pillow
Painted yellow face?
Hello yellow jello
no need to bellow…
I was going to include an American politician in this but thought better of it….
I think I might do some poems about colours…..
Nice things are made of this….
Can be nasty too!
Yellowish green, orangey yellow, pale, dark, umber, sand….
Sunshine, egg yolk, khaki, cadmium, sulphur, icecream
Yellow lights up our life, heat in the desert, fire in dream.
Adorned, arisen , shone.