Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Daily Painter Week Eleven

Well, it looks like it's another floral week!  This time of year, flower gardens are so beautiful they can't be denied.  I was inspired to create the pieces below during a visit to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.  It was a hot, sunny day and after Sandy and I toured the house and gardens, we settled down to work....


"Hollyhocks"
Sharpie marker and colored pencil on watercolored paper
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"


"Day Lilies"
Sharpie marker and colored pencil on watercolored paper - 6" x 8"


"Poppies"
Sharpie marker and colored pencil on watercolored paper  - 6" x 10"

Working with these media is one of my favorite ways to sketch.  It comprises the best of several worlds: watercolor wash done either before or after the marker drawing and colored pencil to finish.

3 comments:

  1. Poppies is my favorite. Great color.

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  2. WONDERFUL, I love poppies and hollyhocks!

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  3. WONDERFUL, I love poppies and hollyhocks!

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