Playing with pastels

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(alt title : tip toeing through the drawings)

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One of my first pastel drawings

I’d been sat in the front garden, of the terraced house i live in and decided to bring some colour to my drawing pad

The trees in the garden were coming into bloom , whilst the fuschias and minature roses were coming into their own.  They danced around like ballerinas in the slight breeze

I tried to get some detail in, my talent more observant of the leaves than the petals.

But in what seemed to be a short while, i’d frittered away two whole hours on the garden bench.  Pausing on the hour to enjoy a Corned beef Sandwich and a cool lemonade.

Playing around with the Greens , Pinks and Reds.  With Blue making a cameo appearance.

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Perhaps the most pastel of blues in the garden

every gardener worth his greenfingers knows you for your lavender flowers

reaching out to the morning light of the sun

if there was an apt description

when you’re seen waving in the garden air

it’s the sight of little blue fairies

navigating the gardener to your parent plant

keep looking! – they say, as

little children hunt around the garden border

expecting to see fairies dancing in the wind

Antiqued

Faded

The picture on the wall

began to show its age some time ago

a recollection of a noted man

some time ago

 

Father Time has been kind

to this wise old master

but now the critics of history

have had their say

 

Furrows in the oiled canvas

collect small particles of time

requiring an assistant

to brush away grime

 

And with each bit of dust , a colours attached

and with dust removed , some colours dispatched

but staff they are there, with a very fine brush

a delicate job – that cannot be rushed

 

Original colours – hide behind dark

as grime is removed – to the eyes there’s a spark

The painting it seems – is no longer jaded

as colours return to before it was faded

Two sides of the apple

In response to the prompt : Opposites

A picture of a pastel drawing

Subject matter red and green apples : the two halves interlocking on opposite halves of the serving platter…both different, but both apples.

feel free to give us your thoughts.

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