Friday, June 29, 2007

EDM #124 - something yellow

















watercolor sketchbook, 5x7, 140lb coldpress

Something yellow - with a hint of blue and red, one of my favorite color combinations. This started out as a pencil sketch in my garden journal but I decided to transfer it to this sketchbook because of the texture and weight. Most of my journals can take light washes but heavier applications are better suited for this paper. I love this sign with rusted wire hanging simply from a nail on the fencing in my patio area. And actually there's a lot more fencing and lattice that I left out so I could concentrate on the focal point :)

The color yellow has many meanings, but to me it symbolizes happiness, hope, sunshine, cheerfulness, warmth and relaxation. I've always liked surrounding myself with words that have special meaning to me and Peace is one of them. It's a universal word I think and associated with everything from the political 60's (the word originated with the Ancient Romans: peace, pax, as absentia belli, the absence of war) to a state of mind. To me it symbolizes serenity, a sense of calm, tranquility, stillness and balance.

9 comments:

Anita said...

How lovely, both your sketch and your words.

Joy said...

The lettering is perfect and also the shading with your pencils. Colored pencils take a lot of patience, at least with me. You did a great job on your sign!

Kay Cox said...

I so enjoy your comments along with your sketches. I know nothing about colored pencil work and am impressed with the skill and patience to create something so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

biteyourowntail said...

Beautifully done and an original take on the yellow challenge.

Lynn said...

What a beautifully detailing drawing. It's just perfect.

Karen Winters said...

Beautiful and relaxing to look at. Very nice.

Karen
http://www.karensblog.com

Serena said...

A lovely take on the challenge, Laura ~

mrana said...

I love the drawing and the sign ... I want it! :) Lovely.

phthaloblu said...

Such a beautiful sketch with an even more beautiful meaning behind it.