Colouring In

19 Mar


I rarely paint, it’s not a medium I feel much affinity with but I’ve been working on a painting the past couple of days, it’s for someone special. The reason I don’t paint much is because I feel that all my creativity goes into drawing and once I’ve got the drawing as I want it, painting just seems like colouring in, which is quite nice but nowhere near as creative, in my opinion, as drawing. Although I know a lot of painters who wouldn”t agree with me on this.

I’m using acrylic paints, thinned with water, to paint translucent layers of pigment onto a white primed canvas. This is a small detail of the painting in progress.



12 Responses to “Colouring In”

  1. alethakuschan March 21, 2018 at 16:21 #


  2. sewinggoddess March 20, 2018 at 18:27 #

    I agree, which is why I don’t sketch when I paint, making the process more haphazard, and impossible to control.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 20, 2018 at 21:24 #

      That sounds much more creative

      • sewinggoddess May 15, 2018 at 11:49 #

        Well I don’t have your drawing skills, so have to solve it the way I can:)

  3. Hansi March 20, 2018 at 15:59 #

    I work the same way. Draw it first, then it’s like a coloring book we had as kids.

  4. Patricia McParlin March 20, 2018 at 02:17 #

    This really struck me Rosie…I can see what you mean…I think…but I’ve never approached painting in that way..I think it’s all about moving one thing against another thing..paint or metaphor, I guess…and hoping a third thing emerges that is greater than the sum of it’s parts…x

  5. Phil Cooper March 20, 2018 at 00:03 #

    I love how you paint Rosie, gorgeous colour too. I’m craving colour at the moment, it might be the weather, but this is like a blast of sunshine 😊

    • Rosie Scribblah March 20, 2018 at 08:50 #

      Thanks Phil. On the rare occasions when I get the paint out,

    • Rosie Scribblah March 20, 2018 at 08:51 #

      On the rare occasions when I get the paint out, I go a bit mad with colour because I tend to be very monochromatic with my printmaking and drawings

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