Monday, December 31, 2012

Continuing the Boulder Drawings

I wonder if you remember the "Erratic Boulders" water color painting I did about six months ago. The idea of something heavy, yet transparent -- or heavy but pending or even falling -- needs to find new expression. I started with water color again.

   "Overturn" is not yet finished, the bright-colored stones might become darker and subdued, I'm not yet sure. The strings to hold the things (obviously dilettantic packing) cannot suspend the weight.

As I cannot paint water color in the living room, I got back to color pencil which I haven't applied for a longer time.  This results in tender pastel colors; I used a rather rough water color paper which has a visible structure. "Green Horizon" is a remake of the "Boulders" arrangement with a green line that separates earth and sky and penetrates or embraces the stone.

And again, there is the idea of heavyness, sinking down, following gravity, as time passes.


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the shapes and the subtle shading of colors in these.

deanna7trees said...

beautiful eva. i love the pastel colors and you do such a beautiful job of shading.

Chris Gray said...

...they'd make some lovely textile pieces Eva!

....maybe it's time to play with some sheers.....

Wishing you and J a very happy 2013.

x C

Quilt or Dye said...

I love what you are doing. Any thoughts about translating it into fabric?

Eva said...

Thank you for your comments! Although doing this in fabric may be a good idea, it rather won't happen because 1. it takes more time, 2. the idea is consumed, 3. I don't know what to do with the result. But if you like to do it, feel free to do so!