Chalk drawing

Chalk drawing

23 March 2020

Hello everybody and I hope you are sound and safe at home or elsewhere.

This is my new attempt since a while with chalk. With everyone self-isolated or almost, it seemed like a good idea to start with this again.

 

The last time I drew with chalk was almost 3 years ago so I became rusty again at it. The chalk I ordered was quite small so difficult to maneuver and disappeared quite quickly but I hope you will like this all the same.

 

Stay blessed, stay safe until this whole thing blows over, hopefully in time to let us enjoy some spring.

 

The Illusionist Main Theme Philip Glass

Master to pleasure

Master to pleasure

5 May 2019

Courtesy Fiveprime

 

Shadowed skies

Glow in sunlit moon

The closed palms

Open soon

Twist and turn to hidden rune

Heaving written lies

 

Silent start

Journey in the wake

Slave in part

Teacher’s art

Ice he laid upon my heart

Never to depart

 

Steep the cost

A pound no measure

In the frost

Words were lost

Riddles once all my treasure

Master to pleasure

 

Reading of the poem:

North – Hammock

Moon Petals

Moon Petals

15 November 2017

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Courtesy Christian Schloe on tumblr.com

 

Grey dawns pearl

Pushing back the night

It subsides

In circles

The Sun picking up the strides

Invades horizons

 

New day born

From womb that was torn

Miracles

Pulsating

Within mind’s webs creating

Remnants of her Art

 

The Mother

She anointed me

Moon Petals

Whispering

The moment when prayers ring

To temples in heart

 

Reading of the poem: 

Shoot the Moon – Norah Jones

Nightingale – Norah Jones

LoneStar – Norah Jones

Summoning her Frame

Summoning her Frame

1 September 2017

ET woman
ET woman; 8th aquarelle of aquarelle challenge

 

Wonderland

Place of Miracles

Where we pray

Where we stray

Spending light through sun’s array

Countenance at bay

 

Seething sand

Makes me obstacles

Which I grind

In my mind

Through memories I unwind

Past hidden unkind

 

Singing band

Grant me spectacles

Unknown fame

Face no name

Shimmering through light path tame

Summoning her frame

 

Reading of the poem: 

Flying Elephants (part 1) – Gregory Colbert

Flying Elephants (part 2) – Gregory Colbert

Ashes and Snow – Gregory Colbert

Shake my faith

Shake my faith

29 August 2017

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Courtesy Carlos Quevedo on deviantart.com

 

Hunger bites

Morsels of the mind

She offered

Fruit of old

To compensate the feeling

Of bowels reeling

 

Candy cake

Sugar on the top

Sickening

Slice of lies

Their ancestry picked from flies

Uneven outposts

 

We held hosts

In kingdom’s shiver

In quiver

Shake my faith

I will show you wizened strait

Measure of my wait

 

Reading of the poem: 

 

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Courtesy Carlos Quevedo on deviantart.com

When you believe – Whitney Houston and Maria Carey

Oil pastels and an oil painting

Oil pastels and an oil painting

29 August 2017

Lea baby
An oil pastel sketch of my daughter when she was little (based on a photograph)

 

I have not usually favoured the use of pastels as I feel somewhat hindered by the amount of mess they often generate which cannot be somehow « fixed » unlike oils and to an extent acrylic and aquarelle.

 

My daughter on the other hand was so enamoured with soft pastels that it got me thinking I should perhaps revisit the subject. I had both oil and soft chalk pastels and decided upon the oils to complement the oil painting of flowers in a vase.

 

I hope you like all of them.

Miro like cat
A Miro inspired cat 🙂

 

Purple flowers
Oil painting of flowers in a vase

Colours of the wind – Vanessa Williams

Pencil sketches

Pencil sketches

29 August 2017

Stabat Mater copy

 

Today I am sharing two divergent moods in the sketches. One is of a flamenco dancer having fun and one is a drawing inspired by the cover of the CD of Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

 

I thought the sombre vis-à-vis light mood was quite interesting to look at and hope you like them.

 

Flamenco dancer

How do you leave the one you love – Katherine Jenkins

Seventh aquarelle : Cherry blossom tree branch

Seventh aquarelle : Cherry blossom tree branch

24 August 2017

 

I am back to my initial challenge of 10 aquarelles and have taken as subject a cherry blossom branch given the recent synchronicity on cherry trees. This time I combined alla prima type of painting with wet on dry painting.

 

It occurred to me that just looking at pink made me cheerful. Perhaps that is where the French saying « voir le monde avec des lunettes roses » (meaning looking at the world with rose-coloured glasses) comes from  🙂

 

I hope you will enjoy the painting and the typical song I thought would accompany it well.

 

Cherry Blossom branch

Sakura – Japanese folk music

Calligraphy based on own concept

Calligraphy based on own concept

22 August 2017

I am putting a trial of calligraphy made a while ago, trying to establish a pattern that was connected to the subject matter of the written words. The words are in Arabic and basically state that Heaven is under the feet of mothers. This saying means that basically heaven can only be attained if one keeps one’s mother happy and treats her with the utmost respect.

Usually calligraphers are able to create all sorts of images but I have trouble finding good images to create so I wil be gearing this upwards by making more trials to find new types of images based on wordings from prayer or poetry books.

I will be posting shortly more of my trials with calligraphy and might also revive the love I had for Chinese and Japanese type painting forms to resume those as well. I hope you will continue to be kind with your reviews and likes.

Throughout the years and with my various moves, I have either lost or gifted most of my paintings and drawings including Chinese ink paintings and Japanese miniatures. Hopefully with the practice my knack for drawing and painting properly will be restored. You have been very kind in your reviews so I would like to practise and showcase much better paintings and drawings to pay homage to your kindness in commenting and liking my artwork.

 

Calligraphy 1

Ibhath Anni – Majda Roumi  ماجدة الرومى…. ابحث عنى

 

Stirring the waters

Stirring the waters

22 August 2017

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Courtesy gaiaonline.com

 

Woven tight

Nights pastures bereave

Shaking light

Knitted tight

The blaze appearing flashes

In between lashes

 

See trouble

Seething through my veins

Crumpled beds

Unshorn heads

Shaking limbs when he remains

King of my castle

 

Body double

Stirring the waters

Kindling flames

Winding trees

Rhapsody that drew the bees

Into my kingdom

 

Reading of the poem:  

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Courtesy deviantart.com

Marcas de Ayer – Adriana Mezzadri