Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday Sketches . . .

Thank you to everyone for the kind comments left over the last few days....one good thing to come out of the rioting...it has brought  communities together and hopefully made them stronger....there are still a lot more good people out there than bad.....

I've been playing with good old fashioned watercolour paints then added watersoluble pastels and pencils....my silver birch tree is appalling and so are the leaves in the background and my girl is looking a bit blank...but I'm liking the bugs and Mr Gecko....
"Ok Ladies...back up....I'm bigger"
"Oh, dear, Mr Gecko, everyone knows that males are so much better at reversing......"

 This was inspired by a comment that Geckstone left ....about being distracted by bugs and stuff....take a look at her wonderful skink....amazing colours...

Looks like she's on a mission....not a masterpiece but I like the colours....reminds me of autumn.....uggg..

Pop over to Sophia's Sunday Sketches that is being hosted this week by Heather at Rose Hill Designs and have a peek at what everyone has been up too......

18 comments:

Nicola said...

I love those bugs too and her blue hair!!! Lovely!!!! :0)

Jehanne's doodles said...

I love her blue hair and lizard and bugs are too cute :) . I hope life this week calms down and I can put pen to paper. Have a great week!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow Catherine...i love these...there is also something quite vintage-y about them that I adore..from another era..the loo in her eyes! Your work is gorgeous...and love the serene feeling from it...also magical and whimsical!! Beautiful work!! I am very captivtaed by your faces and the expression!
Victoria

Missy said...

I love the faces on these two girls! Lovely pieces! Love how you painted the hair on the first one!

Christine said...

cute pieces today Catherine, you're not ready for Autumn? (-:

WrightStuff said...

Well, I guess that's probably true about the reversing (and parallel parking too!!). It's very cute anyway. I think the ladies should just walk all over him!

(trying not to think of autumn....)

Heather said...

oooh catherine, i love the face on your lady, today! She has great hair, too.
She's quite lovely! I like the way the gecko is peering at the ladies and the size increments of the ladybugs! well done!!!
Yes, i agree, the 2nd illustation has beautiful autumn colors - Olive green is one of my favorite all time colors. Thanks for joining in today! I so appreciate it!
enjoy your Sunday! xo

laurie said...

beautiful, those eyes,, love this!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful, CAtherine ~ love them both ~ Wow! namaste,(Carol ~ Share the Creative Journey)

Joni Nickrent said...

Love the sketchy look over the color...such a unique and whimsical style! Beautiful! POP ART MINIS

wednesday said...

I don't think she's blank, I think she's beautiful! Great ladybugs too!

lissa said...

I thought the girl with blue hair looks thoughtful. she's lovely.

Jenny Blair said...

I'm so loving these girlies that are making more and more of an appearance here...the dreamy lines and enchanting faces....LOVE the blue hair too. Hugs to you xx

mariasangel said...

i love her blue hair--and your styles of hair/face in your drawing :) if i were that first ladybug i would just walk right over him!

Debbie said...

The bugs are gecko are so cute, and I love the girls, especially the one with the blue hair!

toadinaboat.com said...

Heehee, love the ladybugs and lizard.

aquariann said...

Fun composition on the first!! The bugs and gecko are super cute. ^.^

Betsy said...

Oh look...even with her astronaut suit, she didn't forget her little purse to attend the tea. ha. Very cute!