Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tea Tower


Interesting time this week trying to organise lighting. It seems to be the biggest test I find each time I set out to do some artwork. Artificial lighting drives me crazy - its either too blue, or too yellow and I end up sticking bits of translucent coloured plastic up between the light and the set-up to try and get something that remotely appeals to me. So I've decided to buy coloured bulbs, coloured cellophane and some good lamps in an attempt to cut down on wasted time sorting out lighting.
I had fun doing this drawing - the colours were wonderful reflecting off the pink fabric. I was amazed by how it went from cool blue pinks in the light to quite strong reds in the shadows. Finding the contrasting blues and greens on the cup shadows was an added bonus.

7 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Beautiful light Anita. Love how you used the paper color to your advantage. YAY Super Hero Tom to the rescue. His new name is "Lightman".
Keep up the roll...

austen said...

beautiful work!!
the light, the colours, and there is another thing I can´t explain that remainds me summer time,
congrats

vivien said...

another great piece!

it has that same quality of loneliness and emptiness that was in your last works - it shines through strongly.

Echoes of lonely diners by the American artist..... and I just cannot bring his name to mind - overtired and stressed :>(

Love the colour, lighting, shadows too

Mary said...

Lovely piece Anita! You have beomce an expert at rendering such beautiful colors and light.

Kim said...

wow Anita...
you are in Pakistan now!!
who knows ..maybe one day you will get over my way ;)
this drawing is lovely....
a beautiful series....

Jeanette said...

Beautiful colours in this piece Anita. I really like it.

Pakistan...you do get around.

Anita said...

Robin - love the idea of Tom being "lightman"! A lot of my motivation comes from you so thank you!

Austin - thank you!

Vivien - I wonder if I need to work on not having that loneliness in my work - or maybe its just a symptom of my lifestyle and the situations in which I find myself.

Mary - Thank you for your encouragement. Abrazos!

Kim - I am heading your way slowly, a little further south-east with each move. With any luck I will get to Australia one of these days!

Jeanette - thank you.

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