Thursday, June 11, 2009

Patrick's piece, sketch 2

Oh my gosh! My first ever use of charcoal! I have fallen in love with a new medium! I can't wait to try it again!!!

Patrick's piece, sketch 2

Friday, June 05, 2009

Sketch 1 for Patrick's photo

Sketch 1 for Patrick's photo, originally uploaded by vis-space.

Here's my first sketch for Patrick's winning photo. Not great, but it's just the first sketch. I have been doing about 3 sketches per drawing so far. I'm hoping to do this one in charcoal as I want to work messy and dramatic, but I have zero experience with charcoal, so we'll see how my next sketches go. This one is pencil.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Gorgeous Peonies

We have peonies blooming in the garden right now. Oh my gosh I love peonies! I have three, but only ever receive flowers from one. The other two bud and then the buds die. This variety is called 'Raspberry Sundae'. So pretty! And they smell so fragrant that I keep thinking that it's my mother-in-law's perfume that keeps lingering in the kitchen.

Peonies from the garden 4

Peonies from the garden 3

Peonies from the garden 2

Peonies from the garden 1

I love them backlit like this. It really highlights how delicate the pink is.