Mother’s Day flowers

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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   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….  🙂