Monday, 22 February 2010

when I am 80 I hope I am still wearing purple....


Passing the post office today I spotted an elderly lady dressed top to toe in purple ..from purple hat, purple scarf, bag, shoes the lot...I love purple so hopefully when I am her age I will still be wearing it! Instead of feeling sorry for myself with this awful cold I thought I would draw a purple haired muse in my sketchbook. I have used pastels again combined with some torn bits of a magazine for her dress..the writing reads "mistakes are the stepping stones to the future." which I like as if we make a mistake we can always rip the page out and start again! I have also discovered a white posca marker which I really like as it works like paint if you use it quickly then wipe it away...used this at the top of the page. Just found a great site with poems about growing old disgracefully featuring the one about the old lady wearing purple...

15 comments:

Debby said...

I hope you are wearing purple at 80 also. It was one of my Mother's fav colors. She loved everything purple. Great painting.
Debby

Janet Ghio said...

Love her purple hair!

Lori Saul said...

The colors in this are so alive - really caught my eye- I love to wear purple now and hope to when I'm 80 also- it's a powerful color and self- confident!

bohemianshadows said...

YES, me too. I hope to grow old disgracefully, lol and include purple with that.

I like what you quoted and connected it to ripping out pages. Great!

Monica

Crissi Harvey said...

lovely painting but gotta say your freaking me out i went to the post office yesterday and at the crossing i spotted an elderly lady wearing all purple to, down to the shoes bag hat coat the lot, we dont live at the same place do we very strange.. maybe it was purple day for the over 70's or something :-/ LOL

Sue said...

I'm saving purple for when I get old (or older - lol) - have you read the poem - all about the rebel elderly lady .... grerat stuff

Trudy Callan said...

I love your painting. It's beautiful. I love the color purple. That was so clever how you linked to this post from my fashion post. I loved it. So perfect since I was speaking what to wear as you age.

Paula said...

I love your drawings...and this one is just as fab...here's to wearing purple at 80!!

Angelnorth said...

That Jenny Jospeh poem is fab, isn't it? Love your drawing, her magazine page dress is great!

craftytrog said...

I love that poem! Fabulous painting Lorraine! x

Linda said...

Lorraine I think this portrait is one of your best....I absolutely love it! The hair is brilliant and you have lots of lovely textures going on.
Well done you :-)

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS!

YUM!

COR!

At 80, I will still be wearing the same clothes I am wearing now...cos I spend all my £ on stash so can't afford clothes ROFL

Love your art...that poem is a brill one isn't it? x

Pat Beaumont said...

lovely Lorraine - I have a copy of the book 'When I am old ....' thought I would do something like that or wear patchwork clothes and ride a bike lol

snakkemunn said...

Beautiful colours. :))

lisa fulmer said...

love her!! feel better sweetie....take your vitamin c