It's been almighty cold in most of the US lately. I wake up in the morning warm and snuggly and just want to stay under the cozy blankets. Put your hand up if you can relate :) I'm fighting that bummed out feeling with flowers. Lots of them.
This little bunch was done on Yupo paper which is a slick plastic paper; not something that usually attracts me but the way the colors run and the ease of lifting color from the surface is pretty nifty.
If you have tried to draw flowers from nature you see it is complex. Yet the shapes are simple if you take them apart apart and practice. Move on to color and pattern. Most important look at the grace, elegance and movement. Flowers need to breathe. That is more important than slavishly copying them.
I am sharing flowers everyday on my facebook page. Here is yesterday's FB post using pen and pitt pens.
Have yourselves a grand weekend. If you are in the Philadelphia area pop by tonight (5-7:30 pm) to see what the Phila Dumpster Divers did with the "trash" created by the National Archives recent system overhaul. See you there! The gallery entrance is on Chestnut St between 9th and 10th. Look for the balloons!