Sunday, April 28, 2013

Muscari - Drawing 7

I picked and brought inside some Muscari which is blooming in my perennial garden.  I took some photographs, then selected and drew three.  Two days later, I used colored pencils to create this study. I like the way the flowers and stems look, but the leaves need more work. I was working in my dining room with natural light and the lighting changed several times. The shading isn't quite complete on the leaves.

Here are a few of the photos and the drawing in progress.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mastering the Art of Colored Pencil

I am enrolled in this four week course which is offered by the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators. Over the past two weeks I have spent time in the studio doing these homework assignments. It is challenging and definitely beneficial.

Create a Color Wheel with our pencils

using at least 3 colors, match the paper swatch

create spheres with different color schemes
draw and color shell

Friday, April 12, 2013

Garden Songbirds Set 4 Completed

Back in February I began another set of collage backgrounds for the Garden Songbird Silhouette series I was working on. I finally had the opportunity to finish this set.

Evokes Springtime, don't you agree?

These are available for sale. Contact me via email or visit my Etsy site. Both links are to the right hand side.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Thank you to those of you who sent your words of comfort and for your prayers. It has been a long, hectic, emotion-filled 9 days! Finally get back into the swing of things and catching up on all that suddenly needs to be done.
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