Thursday, May 11, 2006
I gave a workshop/lecture to a garden club this week. I had cooked some herbal tid-bits, provided herbs as well as a slide show. I'm glad everyone enjoyed it!
A few members brought these gloriously-spicy scented peonies ~! I had a most difficult time capturing the loose petals, the WHITE tinged with yellow, shadows, and the 'moppiness' of them.
I sketched my first attempt with pencil and ink -- and then tried a few white/yellow/grey/blue washes. I found it too harsh.
Then I sketched the same flower but first putting down some wc washes, and then adding a more delicate pencil line. I think I like this best - though it seems a bit 'light' to me.