I decided to try a few quick sketches of flower arrangements in charcoal.
I like the simple lines of these Calla Lilies:
Or this mixed bouquet in a mason jar:
I then finger painted a single red rose on black paper from my imagination:
Finger painting really makes me capture the “essence” of a flower. I would not have tried this exercise if I wasn’t taking the Fingerpainting – Fingerprinting online class from Carla Sonheim!
And afterwards, I sketched it with charcoal:
It was much easier to draw than paint! And extra challenging to paint with my fingers… but it helped me to really SEE the shape and form of my flowers.
What is your favorite flower to draw or paint or buy? I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Saturday! :-)))
P.S. I hope you stop by tomorrow to see my painting of Peonies and Orchids!