Friday, December 16, 2011
Over a year ago I was blessed with a trip to North Carolina with my sis and my mom. We visited family there, and they took us to their botanical gardens which is where I got the reference pic for these pieces. Water lilies don't exactly thrive in the mountains of Colorado!
I did the colored pencil sketch this past February, and was only mildly pleased. This past week I resurrected the reference picture and attempted to paint it. It's pretty doggone rough, but I'm hoping I've learned SOMETHING. Like the fact that water is REALLY HARD to paint. Really. Hard.
Last night I "doodled" the ink drawing. It was by far the most fun to do, although I ended up with a hand cramp by the time I was done!