Wednesday, January 10, 2018
SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ FAVORITE FICTION
A new year, and a new determination to take more time with each week's theme. "Favorite Fiction". I have read and loved the entire No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. And who couldn't fall in love with "Precious Ramotswe", A traditional built woman, and the No. 1 Detective. We all make pictures in our mind of how characters look in books and I had my own imagination of Precious. Then HBO made series of the books. The actress portraying Precious did such a good job, I decided that was just what she looked like.
The above portrait in watercolor is from a picture of her I found from the movie series.
The book covers always give us a glimpse of Africa which is the setting for all the books. Love the culture and the stories so I had to add African Red Bush Tea to my tea collection. (It's what Precious drinks...haha)
This is the first painting in my new Watercolor sketch pad, and will hold my 2018 Scribble Picnic weekly challenges. Look forward to using some of the new paints and brushes that will come in Michael's generous Give Away that I was so blessed to win.
I'm really anxious to see what Favorite Fiction character is entered by all the other artists. Join me by clicking on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar.
If you have never read any of Alexander McCall Smith's books, you should. He has many others that are excellent too...like the 44 Scotland Street series.