Wednesday, January 28, 2009


A Work in Progress

I’ve not been very productive lately thanks to some horrible bug that saw me laid low and feeling sorry for myself for a few days. I did manage to start a drawing before it hit me but have been fighting the urge to throw it in the bin the whole time I have been working on it.

It wasn’t working for me - the colours weren’t right, there wasn’t enough contrast, the composition didn’t work. You name it, I found fault with it. Thankfully, it didn’t make the bin and I can now see a way forward with this drawing when I get back to it.

If I’m being totally honest with myself I think I was being impatient – I wasn’t getting anywhere fast enough. But then this is something I know all too well. It does take many, many (and often many more) hours to finish a coloured pencil drawing but sometimes, just sometimes, I’d love to push the whole process along and get the results I am after quicker. Maybe it’s time to start one of those paintings I keep promising myself to do so I can switch between the two should I get impatient.


Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

This is going to be great. Good thing the bin never got to see it:)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I think it's going to be lovely!

Laura said...

Thank you Sheona:) It's good to know you can see this drawing going somewhere as I'm still struggling to like it.

Thank you too Gail and welcome to my blog:)

Abounader Photography said...

That is just SOO soft and beautiful Laura! It makes me feel like I could touch the horse!

Laura said...

Thank you Heather:) I've had to put this one away to finish at another date as I'm just not enjoying working on it:(