Thursday, July 15, 2010

Phew finally finished "Gertrude"


This one has been occupying my easel and developing very slowly over the last few weeks!


Life has been so hectic for me lately that I have struggled to find enough time to settle and work on it.


Although I enjoy graphite I find it very labourious and time consuming, taking many, many layers to build up the various depths of tone and I am not good at leaving and coming back to work on a drawing without losing motivation, I like rapid results and guess thats why I enjoy working with pastels so much.


All's well that ends well though and today I managed to shut myself away with a handful of motivation and finally completed this one..........phew!
Now I have an empty easel just waiting for a new occupant, looking forward to tomorrow :-)

7 comments:

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Beautiful work Kay, don't you just love the excitement of starting a new piece
Gx

pett paintings said...

Absolutely G...... its even better when my conscience is clear after finishing a lingerer like this one....raring to go now ;-)

sue said...

Well done Kay - brilliant finish despite all the obstacles en route.

pett paintings said...

Thank you Sue, this was one of those that almost ended up becoming a chore (if you know what I mean) but had a spurt of motivation just long enough to call it done X

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Jan said...

I know how frustrating it is to lose the impetus to finish a piece but I'm so glad you finished this - that expression is perfect!

pett paintings said...

I guess we all suffer that now and then ......perseverance is the key ;-)