Monday, 19 January 2009

Illustration Friday: 'Pale'

If you are familiar with how I paint, then you'll realise 'Pale' is a new concept for me! I used very diluted watercolour without too much shadow, well just a little bit. I've got to tell you it was hard for me to stop and leave it wishy washy but I did and here it is.

14 comments:

PG said...

I'm sat here smiling, I really like this, but I can imagine how hard it must have been for you to pull back! I'd love to put some bowls of my pale washes in front of you and see your face! (chamomile tea/dishwater)

Jessie Lilac said...

But you work such magic with them Gretel! :)

Kim said...

Jess, you are a true and very talented artist. Pale had to be a huge challenge for you, however you have accomplished that very well.

As always beautiful work!

Jessie Lilac said...

Aww you're very kind Kim :)

kathy hare said...

Jess this is beautiful, she is so serene..

soulbrush said...

i really like her, maybe cos i'm tired too from all the emotions flying around. she is serene and calm and she is soooo nice. you do pale well. hugs.

Karen said...

This is lovely...So peaceful.
I love how you have followed the tulips stalk along the fold of her clothes.
x

INDIGENE said...

I know exactly what you mean. But we do have to stretch ourselves...:) Lovely calming piece.

Emila Yusof said...

just beautiful! love the pale washes!

christine grove said...

so beautiful and peaceful, love the background!

Oscar Sarda said...

Amazing work here.
I love your drawings!
See you.

Caroline said...

Very serene - lovely!

sketched out said...

You know, I really love your usual lively colors, but this more subtle treatment is really quite lovely indeed. It makes my eyes happy and rested to look at her. Ahhhhhh, thanks for the serenity!

judie said...

She is soft and peaceful and beautiful.