Sunday, June 23, 2013

have you ever had it blue?

This is Foster's flower shop in the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith. It's another of those places I drive past often and think 'one day I'm going to stop and draw this'. Finally, I did.

Sometimes, actually most of the time, when I see a place like this, I imagine the drawing in my head. It's very brief, it's like I take a mental photograph of it, which I then store until I get around to making the drawing. When I take that 'mental photograph' I can see the colours, I know exactly which pens and what paper I should use.

This flower shop, well, I always saw it in bright primary colours. Just red, blue and yellow. But as I sat, in my car, drawing it I couldn't bring myself to add any other colour. Maybe it was just fear. Or maybe, it was just meant to be blue. Although, I would still like to splatter a load of red and yellow paint over it. Maybe I will. Or maybe I'll just leave it as it is. Or, maybe, perhaps, I'll just go back and draw it again. Who knows?

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Blogger Polly Birchall said...

What a lovely drawing. I like the blue on it's own.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous stacey v said...

Love it in blue! i like that you get detail but not are not exact. it gets the idea across. i would like to see the color one though too. maybe next time you drive by.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous pencil drawings said...

your drawings are wonderful.

9:20 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you, guys. Yes, next time I drive past I'll take the colour pens out! Cheers.

2:11 PM  

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