dimanche 29 août 2010

Books and balusters

My last reads. First I read the one on the right, a story by Cathy Kelly, and I hated it. It was boring, and it was aggravating, and I wonder why I read it to the end. I thought something interesting was going to happen. But no, never. Also, I was busy with no time to go to the library...

 
On the left is a story by Ed McBain, and it was good. I've enjoyed all the books I've read by this author, great plots, great dialogues and characters, always.

And this is a trompe l'oeil I did in May for my parents, to replace the broken balusters temporarily. I drew them in chalk on a large wooden board and a friend sprayed some waterproof varnish on the whole thing.

I've not been drawing lately and I miss it, but I had absolutely no motivation for it. Now, seeing all the cool posts of everyone via the EDM group, I feel the motivation creeping back... Crossing my fingers.

10 commentaires:

bettyfromtexas a dit…

You KNOW I always love your books :-) More than once, I have taken a recommendation and been delighted by a new discovery! And they are always so beautifully sketched!

The baluster solution is ingenious!!

E*phi a dit…

I love books. I love watercolor. And I absolutely love your watercolored books! Great drawings, as usual!

winna a dit…

I've read all his books, too---real page turners and always good! A wonderful sketch you did.. The stone work looks fabulous !

Alex a dit…

Another fantastic book drawing =) I really like how you did the background too... very dreamy and it makes the books appear more 3D ^^ Great job!

Cathy Holtom a dit…

As well as good drawings of books, we get ideas for new books to read and what to avoid. Keep drawing!

raena a dit…

Your book drawings are always among my favorites! Wonderful idea for the balustrade; you pulled that one off very nicely! Your parents have a very nice patio there!

marancat a dit…

I love your book pictures! Now I am older, I find I can discontinue reading a book that I am not enjoying. Perhaps it is that I am realising that there are so many more books to read than I shall ever have time for and I can't afford to waste time on one I don't enjoy!
Glad you are enjoying your drawing again.

nanke's stuff a dit…

I love seeing and reading about the books you've read, too. Your drawings of them are so amazing! Please keep reading and drawing, she said selfishly. lol nancy

Sara Light Waller a dit…

Love the books! What a wonderful idea! :-)

bendelachanal a dit…

Hello Delph,
j'avais l'impression que j'avais laissé un commentaire...
Toujours des couvertures de livres super, et j'aime beaucoup Ed mc Bain.
(je suis en plein dans Saga)
Le trompe l'oeil de la balustrade est réussi, il faut chercher!