Thursday, January 29, 2009

Follow those strange creative urges, you are being led...

I just love the way my new "Artist Spectrum" brand pastels mix with water. I went to the art shop and randomly picked out a few colours that took my attention. I had nothing in mind. It was rather like choosing a crystal, where by I have been told that the one that I am drawn to is the one I should choose, because it is the one that I need. Well, that is how it happened with my new pastels. I just happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours! Lisa at Flying Colors blog inspired me to go out and purchase a new cactus (the grafted one seen here with the pink top) and now I have a new challenge to paint and draw it till I am bored with it (probably never)...

7 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh very pretty!! Those grafted cactus are so fun. You will have lots to sketch for Cactus Monday. And I look forward to seeing them.

Dot said...

looks like fun! I like the effect :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the nice comments on my IF ...

dot

blendedcolors said...

i think i already said this but you have a way with colors! my my!

Flying Colors said...

Yup! I agree with BlendedColors you are Art-Rageous with those colors.
I love those waterpastels by Caran Dache... they are the best, beautiful...
Have a great week-end with the baby, dog and your cactis.
Looking forward in seeing your next Cacti pieces :-)

messyfish said...

thanks blended colors and flying colors. I am going to have a most interesting weekend. hopefully involving lots of colour!

studio lolo said...

Wow...these are really stunning!!
Makes me want to run out and buy some of these pastels!

Julie said...

You are so great with the pastels!!! I have a grafted cactus just like this one...same color! It looks good amongst all my other green succulent plants!