Thursday, April 13, 2006

Garden Chives

I sketched this chive blossom as the chives were blooming in the Arboretum's kitchen garden. I water colored the sketch when I got home--trying to render appropriate shadows. Alas -- the chives look like they're floating!! SIGH ..... more to learn!


Terri said...

Ok, floating maybe, but WOW that flower head is fantastically drawn. :o) You've captured the ruffled complexity of that tiny flowerhead so beautifully. Well done Lin!

Linda said...

Very well done, indeed! The chive head had to have been very difficult to render -- great job!

Alison said...

Do they look as if they're floating because the shados aren't actually touching the stems, I wonder. Anyway, the flower is fantastic - very realistic.