samedi 17 décembre 2011

2 books, 15 faces, one tree.

I've been reading the Binchy book for almost over a month, before, during and after my move from my old appartment to my new rented house. It was an incredible support as everything that could go wrong did during that time... But I had my book to go to everyday and it'll certainly remain one of my favorite books of all time.


The kids in Maeve Binchy's books are wonderful, so funny and natural, and the warmth and humor are just what I need these days.
The other book on the left was nice, seven little stories happening in as many countries. I tried to read a book  by Douglas Kennedy before that one, and quitted after going painstakingly through 180 boring pages. As soon as I got time enough to go to the library, I happily quitted. I don't think I'll try another by this author, it's just not my cup of tea.


I'm still practicing drawing faces, more so these last few days. Here are some I did between august and now. Like always, the more I practice, the easier it gets.


And this I did today. I'm not very happy with it but I needed to do something new, use colors, anything. I'm a little sick and able to stay at home and rest for the first time in ?? so it was great to take out my watercolors again. They were dusty!

7 commentaires:

Barbara B a dit…

What a lot of creative output! There's been so much going on for you in the last month. I like Maeve Binchy, too, and often listen to recorded books that I can download from the library...it makes routine chores like folding laundry much more interesting. The colors in your painting are really wonderful, and I especially like the top half. It's radiant.

Sandra a dit…

I'm glad that you could finally settle down and paint. The pieces are really nice.

whatidoisme a dit…

Like the watercolour - perhaps you are putting down roots too in your new home ;)

Sue

Caatje a dit…

wonderful faces and you already know I love your book drawings. I like Maeve Binchy a lot too. There's something about certain Irish writers that's just so warm and comfy. I have the same with Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly.

Cathy Holtom a dit…

It's strange how sometimes a book takes hold of you and you feel part of it? Hope you're better now, great sketches!

Ann a dit…

I also just finished the Scarlet Feather! This was my first Binchy book and I am sure I will read more of her works. I chose her novel after reading Winter Solstice by Rosamond Pilcher - loved that! Your tree is fabulous, I love those colors!

Alex a dit…

Awesome book cover drawings again, and faces yay! =) Love that tree design, the colors are really nice