venerdì 13 gennaio 2012

orange spinning top

"spinning top i "
© JANE MINTER
watercolour sketch painted from life 
canson montval 
24 x 32cm 



"spinning top ii "
bird's eye view 
© JANE MINTER
watercolour sketch painted from life 
canson montval 
24 x 32cm 


....."childhood memories" i was given this very small timber orange spinning top as a child in turn both my daughters have played with it ..i found it yesterday so made quite a few quick sketches ..here are a couple of initial sketches  not sure if they look like a spinning tops but exploring the movement with washes ...still love watching it spin.


10 commenti:

Sandra ha detto...

Oh those simple toys... Weren't they just the best? I often think our children have missed out so much on the imagination side of playing thanks to the electronic era. Oh well, it's nice to see some of them are still in use! And I love the sketch too. It does look like a spinning top :0)

Lydie ha detto...

Not also sure of it looks like a spinning top :) but everyone can see what he wants, for me it's more a sweet treat, because of the lovely and bright orange. Kisses.

M. Antònia ha detto...

I think the same Lydie does. Your colours are great. The last posts are great, too. The berrys the best. I'm a "fan" of your paintings

Jane Minter ha detto...

you're out voted sandra !!! m.antonia and lydie can't see a spinning top ! ...thankyou all for your lovely feedback ciao j

Pat ha detto...

Funny how spinning tops are hypnotic to watch. Love the colours you've used her and I can see motion, so a top for me, not a sweetie :) xx

Jane Minter ha detto...

glad you can see motion pat playing with that idea ...made a few other view points side, plan and colour combinations ..thanks for looking .

cathyswatercolors ha detto...

I am really forced to look closely at this wonderful painting. It has that lost and found wash and magical appeal... as do all of your paintings. I am diligently trying to master this extremely difficult technique. At least on some of my paintings. I always follow my heart which has led to quite a few failed paintings lately. It must be part of my learning curve:)

laura ha detto...

Beautiful colors (I love orange and purple together!), and the crisp little whites contrasting with the wet washes really make these stunning!

Jane Minter ha detto...

hi cathy .. keep following your heart ..i mess up with lots of paintings ..continiously learning ...thankyou for your thoughful comment.

hi laura thankyou ! cads and colbalt voilet and diox ... montval is interesting to work on .

Irina ha detto...

So much motion in so still object. It could be mesmerizing to see you at work. Video-version, maybe?