Monday, 16 August 2010


A week ago I put on one of my favourite videos, The Tales of Beatrix Potter, choreographed by Frederick Ashton for The Royal Ballet to the lovely English music of John Lanchbery and began to play with pencil and watercolour.






As I glanced up at the screen for all of one second, I surprised myself by being able to catch this pose of Pigling Bland as he prepared to leave home.




I have a fascination with primitive images of angels.



I enjoyed seeing the texture and imperfections of this little angel up close.




But my favourite of this little session was this surprise appearance of Alice.


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Yesterday (Sunday) was another magical day for clouds.




These thunderclouds roiled all day and in the distance we often heard thunder.




I love the pinks and mauves of the eastern sky at sunset.  It is the Yin to the West's Yang.




Each gown the sky dons is an exquisite original.



It does make me curious to see what's going on in the west sometimes.

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Today was a crazy day for cloud variety.  I could have taken a completely different photo every 5 minutes, but I decided to spare you.




Still, I couldn't resist the drama of this shot taken on August the 6th.

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Let this be the most drama of our day so that we are free to create beauty in our lives.



4 comments:

Elise Muller said...

the pig is my favourite! thanks for sharing your sketchbook with us!

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank-you Elise. He quite surprised me dancing right onto the page.

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

Such a contrast between the soft delicate watercolours (which are just lovely, by-the-way) and the drama and strength of colour in the clouds!
Did you notice?

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank-you, Barbara. No, I didn't notice- but I'm grateful to have this insight pointed out. Ironically my latest watercolour is a vibrant background for these pale figures- soon to be posted.

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