This week's IAE challenge theme was colour (or "color", if you're in the US!)
I have a bit of a split personality when it comes to colour. On one hand I'm drawn to really
subtle, delicate, barely-there tones - and on the other hand to vibrant, rich, deep jewel shades - especially teal and deep, deep red.
The above mini painting is in colours that sing summer to me - sky blue, clean white, and sunshine yellow. I think I've been drawn to them as they're such a refreshing change at this grey time of year! I've also painted the little wooden easel in red, to contrast.
Conversely, I've also been doing some work entirely in monochrome this week. This is a pencil portrait that I've just finished as a commission. I don't do much "just" drawing these days, and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it - another New Year resolution to add to the list!