Rainbows, Pastels & Watercolours

When I saw the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it.

As a kid I always had a pencil and sketchbook to hand. Being impatient for results I much preferred the immediacy of sketching to the process of painting. This did not stop me however from adoring colours as well and I would happily spend my pocket money on crayons, pastels, felt-tip pens, poster paints and coloured inks, having first made sure that I had a good stock of cartridge paper and every type of pencil known to man.  Most of these have of course vanished over the years but I still have an old set of watercolour tubes now rock hard with age, a few tubes of acrylics and a nice box of oil pastels and I could still open an art store with my collection of pencils.

Here then is my take on the Roy.G.Biv challenge – all the colours of the rainbow…….

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Timothy Price says:

    I love all the photos, especially the one with the goose tin in the background.

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    1. Thankyou Timothy! I thought that one fitted rather well, I always keep my pencils and other bits and bobs in it!

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  2. Lovely take on the challenge, Jane, and lovely story too. Beautiful use of shallow depth of field 🙂

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    1. Cheers Stacy! So pleased you like it! 😉

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  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Creative take on the theme, Jane. Beautifully composed and shot.

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    1. Many thanks Jane! It was a sure fire way of getting all the colours in the picture and it’s a shame to have these colours sitting in a box they need to get out once in a while!

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  4. facetfully says:

    Why can’t I see the photos? 😕

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    1. Oh dear! I hope you can now? They should be there, they’re quite big photos so perhaps they take a while to load?

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      1. facetfully says:

        I will try again!

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  5. Excellent take on that challenge!

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    1. Cheers Herbert! Glad you like it.

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  6. A very clever take on the challenge. Rowney a name from long ago and still in business – for a time I worked opposite their factory in Bracknell and as I remember they had colour boards on the roof presumably testing for product exposure to sunlight. Another useless fact 🙂

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    1. A most interesting one if I may say so! We used to have a wonderful and very old-fashioned art shop nearby when I was at school and I could spend hours looking at the shelves full of paints and sketchpads – most of them were Rowney!

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  7. Challenge met with bright note. Great!
    I’m still thinking how to solve it … 😦
    I love the pictures. The bokeh is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Cosme! I’ll look forward to seeing your interpretation of it!

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  8. facetfully says:

    Yay! Now I see them. Love the shallow DOF!

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    1. Cheers facetfully – so glad they appeared at last and that you like them!

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  9. alexraphael says:

    “As a kid I always had a pencil and sketchbook to hand. Being impatient for results I much preferred the immediacy of sketching to the process of painting.”

    I can totally picture this. As a kid I always had my head in a book or writing something.

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    1. Me too Alex! If I wasn’t drawing something I was most definitely reading something!

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  10. You really nailed this week’s photo challenge..! Beautiful photos 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Shikha! I really appreciate that!

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  11. Wow Jane! Your pictures are beautiful especially the ones with the pastels! Love the vintage effect! Well done! 😀

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    1. Many thanks Françoise! Delighted that you like them , I’m having a bit of a vintage phase at the moment!

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  12. Hi Jane, what a joyous kid time you have. I think as a kid you had an immaterial focus (more than today kids),that is your passion through hobby of sketching with all the environment as objects and tools (pencils, crayons, paints). That somehow the passion & hours spent on passions in kids time also strongly shape what we all are now.

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    1. I’m sure you’re right idlehomemaker, I think it’s just such a shame that so many children spend too long in front of computer screens of one kind or another these days, instead of having to use their own imaginations!

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      1. You’re right, Jane.

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