Sunday, October 08, 2006

Topic #23--"Brown" Entry

From Lara!

"This week's theme was a gift.

This basket of beautiful pine cones resides on the desk in my study. The range of shades of brown is amazing from a grey- green through lovely rich russets to deep chocolate shadows. I've only ever been to one formal art class, and I picked half a pine cone to draw, only to be told at the end of the session by the tutor I'd picked the toughest item she' d brought for us to draw.

I'm constantly amazed at the different shapes and textures of pine cones, and the way they respond to humidity. My study is rather small and quite dry so most of my cones are open all the time, and as a consequence when I move the basket the seeds in the cones rattle."