Lately, I’ve been drawing something nightly in my art journal as a practice, in hopes it’ll make me a better painter as well. So the other night, Hub and I made a couple of small bouquets from his gardens. Then I sketched the flowers in ink and went back in with my Cotman travel palette (pan paints) and added some color.
We had a rosebud in a separate vase also, but by the time I remembered to take the photo (next morning), it had opened, so no photo of that one, but it is there in the artwork. I inked and painted it from one angle, then turned it completely around and did the whole thing again. The Japanese beetles are fierce this year; it’s not easy finding intact roses. I’m glad they’re blooming again, though. Roses are challenging, but I’m enjoying rendering them as I get more practice! And buds are much easier! 🙂
Happy Thursday! I can’t believe August is right around the corner?! Peace to you and yours.