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!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Fingerpainting
Tagged abstract, acrylic paints, Art, art classes, bouquets, calla lilies, charcoal, drawing, fingerpainting, flowers, learning, painting, play, quick sketches, roses
I like to experiment with color and different art mediums much like my dear friend, Laura at Create Art Everyday! You can find her AWESOME blog, here.
Below is an experiment I did recently with water-soluble wax pastel crayons, Tombow markers and Prismacolor pencils:
It reminds me of curly ribbons wrapped around a birthday gift! 🙂
Laura has been creating some beautiful flowers in her sketchbook! She inspired me to give it a try:
I sketched them in black pen and added just a hint of watercolor.
I took this photo of my roses in my yard for my reference:
Hope you find a little time to create today! And if you need a little inspiration to get started, check out Laura’s blog!
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Flowers, Mixed Media, Watercolor
Tagged abstract, Art, art journal, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, drawing, experiment, inspiration, mixed media, photos, play, roses, Tombow markers, watercolor, wax pastels