Friday, October 2, 2009

One Last Thing

What do you see in this photo?

Just a weed?
Some scraggly old random plant?

(This one is blurry)


But what I saw was a very interestingly shaped specimen.

I saw a dreamy vintage lace color on the tightly wound bloom.

I saw spiked leaves, not quite opposite but a little apart from each other on the stem...with delicate lines that were just a tiny bit lighter in color.

I carried my watercolor sketch book with me, along with my compact watercolors.

And this is all you need - oh, and a Pitt Pen.

I sketched out what I saw and then did a quick five minute paint job.

I took the pictures so that I could look at them after I got home...

that way I can grab a look at the plant again - see if I'm painting what I saw or painting what I thought I saw.

Try it - you'll like it!


Julie Bagamary said...

Wow - that is beautiful!

Judy Alexander said...

Love your rendition. I could look at wildflowers all day!

Joanne Huffman said...

Very cool. I always admire watercolor art journals and this is a lovely page.