Friday, 15 October 2010
Can I Tempt You?
Here I go again looking for a bit of guidance. No I am not to be tempted but I am seriously wondering about the coloured pencils I purchased. I have no doubt whatever that they are good quality pencils. Rather I think I am expecting more from them than I should.
I thought I would try this drawing in both black and white and colour. I chose to use a sheet of black drawing paper which does work well with bright white pastel pencils.
I wanted the apple to be in full colour the hand to be hinted at with white.
I have tried to layer the colour to build it up on the black but I am just not sure if it is working at all. Maybe I should start again using white paper?
The one thing I do like is the title. I am sure that it is obvious where it came from? Being a theologian I am aware that there is never ever any mention of an apple in the story this alludes to. There is the fruit of the tree of good and evil and the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Where the apple came from I do not know at all.
But I do like the play on words and for that reason I would love to make a good painting out of this one way or another.
This blog is linked to my other. A Tree Is A Wonderful Thing