Monday, 22 June 2009

Summer Solstice

I'm still in the middle of a project at the moment, so here's a flower to be going on with in celebration of this year's Summer Solstice. :o)

You see I'm currently working on an illustration I've been struggling with for a while. It's the idea that's been difficult rather than the drawing. Once I get excited by an idea, it's pure joy to make the picture but this has been a while in coming. It's almost as though my mind comes up against a brick wall with each idea I have. The article is about food and I tried out various ideas but became so bored with them that I've now abandoned any thoughts of drawing pies or mashed potato and now ending up with something completely different! The main thing is that I'm enjoying it and I think that if you're bored with a painting, it'll show somehow. I'll post it later when the paint's dry.

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day and shortest night of the entire year. This season has a way of shedding light on stubborn problems, causing them to wither up and die. The clean space that remains enables new life to take root. (Stephanie Dempsey)

4 comments:

soulbrush said...

i know you'll do it perfectly waiting to see what you do.

Jessie said...

Oh thanks Joss, not sure about 'perfect' but it's been fun (waiting for it to dry now).

Nicola said...

I look forward to seeing your painting!!! We just had the shortest day of the year, so I think I'm in the complete opposite frame of mind, kind of in hibernation really......it's nice to be painting again this year though as at least I can see alot of colour in my work even if it is drab and grey outside!!!

Jessie said...

Hi Nicola, I find it intriguing to think Australia's having the opposite seasons to us here, I wonder if your winters are as cold as ours though?