Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Blooms

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories." I think that's a nice quote (though from a unknown source). This week has been very cold, and thoughts of spring flowers are pretty far away, so all the more reason to paint something bright, cheerful, and very spring-like. I started with a pencil sketch to get the curve of the flower stems the way I liked them. That seemed like such a luxury compared to starting right off with pen when I was cramped for time in the 20 minute sketches! I went over the lines with pen, and then filled in with watercolor. All in all, this fraktur-inspired painting probably took around 50 minutes to complete. Pencil, pen and watercolor, approx. 5 1/2" x 7".