Song titles often spring to mind when drawing in the countryside . They also seem to reflect my teenage music choices, on this occasion it was "Pretty In Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs.
A Portrait Of A Rose
Studying the rambling rose with its spiky thorns which contrast with its delicate silk-like petals an apt song to come to mind. Their naked petals echo the song lyrics and the bare flesh of Caroline, the subject of the song. Yes! Drawing wildflowers really does ignite the senses.
A Celebration Of Pink
Over the past couple of weeks the landscape has been awash with all shades of pink. From psychedelic neon pinks to blush fleshy tones. They are all there in the verges, margins and hedgerows. Pink has many associations: femininity, love, romance, softness, delicacy, prettiness and vibrance. There is power in pink. This week has been a challenge, with hormones racing. Drawing the roses whilst managing raging body heat and emotions all seemed to fit with the duality of pink. Calming pink hues against hot pink flesh. Oolala!
The stages of woman appear to be reflected in pink, like the hues of the wild rose, having the knowledge of the power and strength of what pink can bring. I have definitely found a new appreciation for the colour. What do you associate with pink?
"Wild Roses" will be at Art House Leicester 8th -10th June see www:art-house