Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Trip to the Hairdresser


I had my highlights done again recently (Vanity, thy name is Chapman...). I have to sit for 40 mins, waiting for the colour to take, and prefer to spurn the usual gossip magazines pushed at you on such occasions.

You may remember that last time I took my travelling watercolour set and painted a self portrait (which I'm told makes me look like a little old lady!):


self portrait at the hairdressers


This time I was less committed, but still did some sketching, with pen and ink. This was the salon's new assistant, Cassie, getting a go at a blow dry (I tinted it later at home):



I like the complete change you get, by simply changing medium. Next to me was this elderly lady, Irene, who spent the whole time detailing her various ailments for the poor hairdresser, who was very patient (well done Sue!):

6 comments:

Doda said...

These are fun and fabulous!

SarahGaunt said...

Brilliant sketches! Your watercolours are amazing! So fun. :)

Jessie said...

Amazing and lovely! I wish I wasn'rt so shy about drawing in public!x

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you!

Jessie - the hardest bit is starting. Even after all this time, I sometimes think 'shall I, shan't I? Will it look good enough?', then say to myself: just get on with it! Once you are drawing you have to concentrate on what you're doing, so you forget about being shy.

Give it a go - try somewhere less 'in your face' first, like a park perhaps. Like everything, it gets easier the more you do it.

Jessie said...

Thanks so much for your encouragement Lynne, I will do it!x

Lynne Chapman said...

Good on ya girl - go for it!