We need to find God, and He can not be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence….We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa
I really wanted to at least try drawing some of the Mother’s Day flowers while they were still pretty fresh. So, here they are. Some sketches, at least. A bit unfinished, but it’s a start!
They turned out to be rather loose interpretations, but at least you can recognize them…..I think. I could have gone back and given them a little definition with the Micron pen, but I decided to leave some sparkles of white paper, and see if they could be recognized on their own. I do think this next one could have done with some definition, but I’m going to leave it alone this time, I think.
I’m encouraged enough by my progress with flowers to keep on with them, but ideally, I’d love to paint them in watercolor, in a very loose, impressionistic way.
But that’s a challenge for another day. I hope you enjoy them. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but in my opinion, the Polychromos colored pencil and the Stonehenge sketch pads are a perfect marriage of paper and medium. The first four images were created in this way, and I guarantee you that had I used ink, watercolor, graphite, anything else but the Polys in the Stonehenge….they wouldn’t look nearly as good.
Kerfe, this last one is for you: my very loose Tombow marker sketch of one of Hub’s irises in my art journal. If you all would like to see some beautiful iris renderings, check out Kerfe & Nina’s blog here.
We’re at the halfway point, people! It’s all downhill now…. 🙂