Happy Mother’s day to all mothers!
My mother drew, sewed, and played the piano as her hobbies. I do the other two, but I cannot draw or paint. I really wish she is around now. I think we would have lots of fun and would bond over sessions upon sessions of arts, crafts, cooking, sewing, dressmaking and jamming/duet.
I came across some photos of her artwork completed in 1969-1972, when she was 19 to 22 years old. I scanned them into electronic form, and just want to share this, if not just to myself, and keep an online record of it.
These sketches were in black and white (not b/w photography). I was brought up in colour. Colour printing, colour TV, colour photography, colour computers screens, colour everything. The study of colorimetry and the Munsell colour system ascribed the 3 dimensions of any colour: Hue (colour category), Value (lightness) and Chroma (purity/saturation). Drawings and sketches in charcoal and pencils – removing hue and chroma – solely uses value to express the details and depths of the objects and space. The technicality amazes me, impresses me, and scares me. I don’t think I’ll ever attempt monochromatic drawings. If I ever learn how to paint or draw, I’m sure it’ll be in colour.