I asked Santa for a set of Graphitint pencils after seeing Roz Stendahl's Graphitint drawings. Aren't her drawings amazing! I got a set of twelve (colours as shown) and yesterday afternoon, needing a slow afternoon, I sat on my bed, propped up with pillows, and put the pomegranates on a plate, on a sheet of white paper and drew them with the Graphitints. As you can see by the result, the colours are very different to the actual (which the previous drawings represent,) I used Port for the red, and Aubergine for the purple, and Chestnut where I needed to introduce some yellow or orange. As you see, the result is brownish. Maybe I would have done better to use more Aubergine and use a blue for the shadows, and I'd get a more purple look. I have the card of all the colours, and there is one that might be a bit more reddish, and a green that is very yellow. So I have to go to the art shop this morning.
I have one more page only in my current sketchbook, so I have space for one more Graphitint drawing, then the very final page will be for my rough list of goals for next year. (Finish the Bologna book, finish the sewing book, draw urban lanscape a lot more in preparation for paintings, try Pampe's pour technique with acrylics, think about a Sekala/Niskala painting for the exhibition At The Vanishing Point in 2008.) ATVP is a newish Newtown gallery, where I have had a couple of things in exhibitions, and where the people are absolutely a delight to deal with.
So then I wake up this morning & Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated. That will be on my mind for a while, because I have a good friend in Lahore who went to art school with me in Sydney about 3 years ago. I spoke to her on the phone a month ago, and she was trying to ignore the political situation. I hope that doesn't become impossible.