Aquarelle [personal story]

... There seems to be some kind of polemic about using f-words while blogging. Well, I hope you'll pardon my french, because aquarelle is french for watercolour, and I hope I won't get flamed for using it ;-)...

Some days ago I was hijacked in the corridor by a few colleagues who wanted to start a watercolour painting activity. They needed a fifth participant to get it rolling, and were desperate to find one. It didn't took them long to convince me to take part.

So last week I had my first acquaintance with aquarelle. Aquarelle is quite a beautiful word in french, hence my choosing to use it in the title of this blog. Never mind what our friends across the channel are used to say, not all french words are coarse ;-). This is how I found myself learning a few beginner's techniques for aquarelle. With a little teaching to get you started, it is incredible what you can achieve in two hours of time!

Here is my first work - a little distorted by the camera lens and color rendering (just that if you don't like it, I can blame it on the camera).

I'll grant you that it's no masterpiece - but given the time I spent on it, it is not unsatisfying... Some may argue that what's important is not the result but the journey, and that too small a journey holds no great value... My brother also mischievously asked me whether it was sky or cloud, and where were all the characters?

Well, if you ask me, it's neither sky nor cloud, it's just blue dreams... As for the characters, they're hidden by the trees - you'll just have to imagine them ;-)...

Cheers
-- daniel

Comments:

I have to congratulate you on that piece of art. The way may be the goal but you did get somewhere.

By the way, "French" is an f-word itself. I can say I'm nothing but bemused about the current discussion. The constant portrayal of torture in US TV series (24, Alias, ...) seems accepted practice but Tim causes an outrage.

Posted by Matthias Ernst on October 23, 2006 at 12:05 PM CEST #

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