Friday, December 16, 2005

LOOSE at LAST!


This week while chatting with my friend and owner of the B&B where I stay when I'm out of town, I quickly sketched the arrangement of flowers she had on the table between us. I was working on a talk I had to give, so I had a black pen in hand (Uniball Vision Elite) and I 'doodled' on the back of my reference notes.

I really like the 'looseness' of the sketch and the 'feel' of it. In the two tinier partial versions, I tried to correct the depth of the saucer under the pitcher ... I got a bit closer with the last attempt ...

All in all, I may try using a pen (EGADS! no ERASER!) and quick sketches more often. I really like the feel of this sketch!

I added watercolors (very light washes) when I got home. I couldn't add too much water as the paper is text weight with typing on the reverse side.

10 comments:

Nita said...

Yes, yes! You've discovered the joy of just drawing, and this one blooms! Feel the energy?

Rayna said...

It's a beauty!

Laura said...

This is so great---love its looseness and freedom and spontaneity! You're onto something!

Kathleen Marie said...

Yes, working directly is brave, and it gives you a wonderful sense of adventure, no? Great job! Keep going!

shrinkette said...

It's beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

ooh - ooh - ooh! Yes. More pen!!! Please.

Lauralyn said...

I like the looseness and can feel the joy of it. More more!

Lindsay said...

Lovely loose lines.

Linda said...

Oh yeah -- you got it goin' on now! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Wasn't it fun!?!
:-)

Terri said...

Beautiful Lin! Laura is right...such lovely looseness in this piece. Well done Lin.