Thursday, August 03, 2006

the drip


the drip
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
This image (photo reference) reminded me of my work this week in this 100F+ heat -- moving water and hoses from one flower bed to another. The extra dripping spiggots matched the drip of sweat from my face!

But this sketch was a bit of refreshment that included a small catch of water.

13 comments:

Alison said...

I love the contrast between the hot colours of the flowers and the cool blue of the water - I hope it cools down for you soon

Teri C said...

That little bit of blue nestled in amongst the other colors just sparkles! Wonderful job this Lin and it depicts the heat we are all having so well.

Tami said...

PERFECT! I love this style!!! It is my favorite type of journaling! It is so fun and captures a little small monent so very well!!!

Diahn said...

Very nice, Lin! I love the bits of splatter at the bottom.

It IS hot, isn't it? Blehhhh...

Donn said...

That's one great Drip! Like the idea, the flowers, and of course the water!

Kay Cox said...

I love the way the flower is leaning in to grab a sip. Nice drawing and use of color. Here is hoping we all get a break soon.

Marilyn said...

Lin, I so lick your style. You didn't draw just the fawcet - you drew the surroundings. The drop of water still clinging to the fawcet is great.

Linda said...

Oooh -- GREAT job with the values on this one! It is fantastic!!!

Penny said...

Love this one it looks nice and cool, even if it is so hot, something I am enjoying atthe moment is NOT having to water the garden, although we are having little enough rain.

wagonized said...

Something's telling me you are comfortable with the color BLUE. I really like how you can manipulate it (i.e. your incredible ice cubes, further down)!
Thank you for your encouraging comments as well!
I'm looking forward to your next drawing / painting.

Felicity said...

I got distracted yesterday before I could comment on this - I think it's gorgeous - just that touch of darkness or working in the centre, it really catches the eye!

Laura said...

This is one of my favorites of your sketches. It has lots of values contrast, lots of negative space, very clear linework, and an interesting variety of textures, not to mention my favorite orange/blue complementary scheme. Just lovely, sweet Lin.

Jana Bouc said...

What a lovely little oasis. Nicely done and quite refreshing.