Citrus Fiesta (artist Aletha Kuschan)

Citrus Fiesta (artist Aletha Kuschan)

photo by Aletha Kuschan

Artist Aletha Kuschan from a place near Washington DC (location top secret 😉 ) has begun work on some citrus paintings over at her art and writing blog for the citrus fiesta.

Here is a photo she has been working from and one of her paintings. You can find more citrus pictures at her blog.

She has this to say about the above drawing:

‘this drawing made using watercolor pencils.  I am searching for the edges of things.  Trying to find the character of these patient fruit that sit here “looking” at me.  They’re all so dignified.  Wish I could get to the essence of their gravitas.  The shadows are deepening.  Not a quality to be well captured by watercolor pencils.’

Aletha’s blog is full of her own art plus wonderful writing on the artistic process, liberally sprinkled with philosophical musings on life.

Thanks Aletha for jumping into the citrus fiesta (I know how busy you are at the moment).

Big hugs from Australia 🙂

Guest Blogger – artist Benedicte Delachanal

Guest Blogger – artist Benedicte Delachanal

Today, I am guest posting the wonderful artist Benedicte Delachanal from Montreal, Canada. She displays her drawings and paintings at her blog Carnet de Dessins. Make sure you pop over for a squiz – she is doing a Christmas ‘do’s and don’t’ cartoon series at the moment (she did one last year that was just brilliant).

Regular readers of my blog will know that Benedicte is producing the illustrations for our series of childrens stories (Aletha Kuschan is in on the act as well) about a ‘rock chick’ chicken called Pompadour and a hairstylist hamster called Blanca (who has 9 babies!).

I asked Benedicte the questions ‘why do you blog?’ and ‘what do you like most about blogging?’ and this is her answer (in the unique Benedicte style):

Why do I blog? (by Benedicte Delachanal)
What do I like most about blogging? (by Benedicte Delachanal)

Thanks Benedicte.