Sunday, May 23, 2010

Every Day in May—EDM #21 and #22


Hello from Bali
EDM #22 Draw a piece of clothing—A sarong. I'm a bit behind on my challenges because of traveling. So as you can see by EDM #22 I am back in Bali. The sarong is a traditional clothing style in Indonesia for both men and women and many Balinese still wear the beautiful traditional cotton batik. With this heat it is a comfortable choice. I have several but don't wear them outside the villa for fear of it falling off. The drawing above is on the beach path which is lined with small shops selling sarongs in every color and print.

EDM #21 Draw something antique or vintage. I sketched this quickly before leaving the USA on the afternoon of the 19th. It is a wonderful carving from somewhere in Central America that my grandmother brought home from one of her travels. I love it and have been dragging it around for years. Watercolors were packed so I used colored pencils.

16 comments:

Delores said...

Love your work!! Beautiful sarong and pages!

Marthann's Musings said...

Wow Jennifer, you are so talented. Love you work. I so envy and admire artists who can do people. That is not my forte. Beautiful work

Shirley said...

Glad you've arrived safely - and love the intense colors of the background of your sarong painting. The sculpture is also a lovely piece and I too would drag it around!

Linda T said...

Terrific work! I love the colors. All your stuff is great. It's hilarious that you go from Maine to Bali and back with your art. You manage to capture both places well.

Barbara Weeks said...

As always, I love your Bali sketches and stories!

nanke's stuff said...

These are great! I had to laugh about our sarong wearing .... I'd have that same fear! nancy

laura said...

Your got a beautiful effect with the colored pencils; so shimmery.
I love sarongs, mostly, as you say, because the fabric's so beautiful.
For lounging I opt for cotton caftans--much more secure.

marancat said...

I love your sarong painting - the way you have painted the background in such intense colours and left part of the figure in black and white seems to me to be a stroke of genius!

Janene said...

Lovely!

lyn said...

Colors WOW!

donna said...

I love the sarong. Great work with colored pencils too!

ffyrebird.com said...

Absolutely lovely! Great colors.

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful, Jennifer! I always enjoy your Bali work, so I'm looking forward to more. Have a great trip.

Margaret Bednar said...

I am enjoying your work and your May challenge. Wonderful color and drawings.

Genine said...

22 is just gorgeous....love the way you handled the back ground.

rrARTz said...

your work is as beautiful and fluid as always!