Deer antler and flamenco rose


I have started my art course;  the first introductory part is really looking at HOW to study at higher level. I hadn’t picked up my pencils all week, which was most frustrating. However, at the end you choose a subject to research and I choose Georgia O’Keeffe, because her work is AMAZING and I particularly love her skulls and bones juxtaposed with flowers. So this was an excuse to do an homage to her… deer antler found by my man up in the woods and a black, silk and net rose of the sort worn by flamenco dancers. Yes, I have worn it….

Ink pot and brushes used.  Not a patch on Georgia, of course (!) but I was not too unhappy with it. 🙂


The dancers at the feria


It was the Jimena feria this weekend, and what a hot one it was too! I take my hat off to the ladies who shoehorn (dresshorn?!) themselves into the traditional flamenco dresses and very high heels and make their way carefully down to the feria. But how wonderful they look! I caught these two ladies dancing  sevillanas in a fairly empty hall, they were laughing and not taking themselves seriously at all. I think the main event had just finished but hard to know as nothing ever runs to the program….. Anyway, I took a lot of pictures and worked from them, using watercolours and pen and wash on my special new non-crinkle paper! 🙂