Monday, August 21, 2006

Coreopsis and Batchelor Buttons


coreopsis and batchelor buttons
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
This field of pink coreopsis and batchelor buttons (from a photo reference) was so cheerful, I had to sketch it!

I tried to keep the colors light enough and loose enough, yet show the various values.

A background of green leaves can be a challenge!

7 comments:

Terri said...

Beautiful! I love Coreopsis, though it is mostly yellow here and grows wild on the sides of roads. :o) This is a lovely composition. Looks like you enjoyed working on it too. :o)

faeorain said...

At first I did not understand the title- I am pretty unfamiliar with plants:/-but now I see...flowers...beautiful flowers! Very nice!

SCquiltaddict said...

Two of my fav flowers....hmmm where did you get pink ones??? all i have are yellow....LOVELY!

Felicity said...

I just had to rush over to your blog to see what Batchelor Buttons were (thought they must be from your DH's old shirts!!) This so lovely and light!

Penny said...

Lin are you sure the pink ones arnt cosmos? They look very like the wonderful fielsd I saw of cosmos in Japan. Any way love the composition

Rayna said...

I've only seen yellow coreopsis -but I guess when you draw, you can make anything any color you want.
Lovely!

Teri C said...

Oh these are so pretty Lin. I agree about the difficulty of green leaves but you did good!