Experimenting with my new set of watercolor pencils. I’m not sure I have the words to express how delightful it is to draw then swish and smudge and swirl the color with water…it’s very gratifying and soothing to the soul. I might be reconsidering my next project…125  blossoming fruits:)

9 thoughts on “Figs

    • Yes yes – they are much fun:) I thought I would try them out before my trip so I didn’t have to drag all of my watercolors across the country – yay! Just some pencils and a brush and voila! And I was just kidding about the 125 blooming fruits – I think I would go crazy around #15 🙂 I am, however, thinking of including watercolor in the next round of 125 images. I’m studying Japanese portraits at the moment…really beautiful and absolutely where I want this next project to go. Hope you are well! And thanks for the comment and checking in!

      • That’s a perfect combination! Japanese prints and watercolor pencils…am looking forward to seeing what you create. Have you ever tried brush calligraphy? I tried to play around with Chinese style, back when I first started Kung Fu and Tai Chi. I like it so much better than calligraphy in English. It takes out the language to work with hanzi and it becomes so meditative – since I don’t read very many characters. Enjoy and safe travels! Talk to you soon 🙂

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment. I am a huge fashion fan and I loved your post Reviving House of Schiaparelli – I especially love fashion history – so rich and deep and filled with amazing artists. Thanks again!

      • You’re welcome.
        Hooray! It’s good to know there are people out there who love fashion history versus who only think of trends but nothing before that. 🙂 Who’s your favorite designer? Past or present?

      • Good question:) I would say that I would love to wear a dress designed by Carla Erba, and that my favorite designer/artist would be the late great Alexander McQueen. Your faves?

  1. Jill,

    You should of course go where your heart leads but I can tell you that encountering this composition stopped me in my tracks. There’s something about the color, the simple but captivating image.

    I am sitting right now in the kitchen and on the wall is a precious artistic work- an abstract painting by a contemporary Tuscan artist, Giorgio Sangiorgi- the subject is artichoke flowers scattered on a table top. I love that work, passionately. Encountering your painting made me look up to gaze again at his masterpiece.

    Go where your heart leads had to tell you that “Figs” knocks me over.

    Been a while but happy to reconnect.


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