Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Games 20

I juggled with roses,grass,nothing..but settled on Globe Thistles (Echinops) to clutter the foreground. These will continue across the picture..I'll do the tennis girls legs as I pass!I still have work to do on 'Dark Clown's' face and robe, but will wait to see what he looks like surrounded by thistles.
The picture here shows what a gorgeous sight they are around this time of year.I remember seeing a long railway embankment of them when I was in Scotland last year.They have a fine and dynamic presence! It is again an example of how I love contrasts of texture in my pictures, metal trains, soft flesh,hard stares,fluffy clouds,gentle shadows, prickly thistles...

2 comments:

Ps said...

Globe thistles (hearing that name for the first time)look so beautiful..both in the photo(am presuming its a photo and not something you drew) and the picture.Isnt life a lot like that--full of contrasts? (at least mine has been)

Niall said...

Globe thistles are wonderful...there are various varieties, some only 6 - 12 inches tall..some (the best ones!) are around30 inches tall.When you see a large area covered by them..all you see is a hazy blue mist !!!