Thursday, August 10, 2006

Vase of Flowers


Two instructors and one generous student and I worked for 3 1/2 hours last night cleaning, straightening, reorganizing the Program's shed. We inventoried pots, soil, chemicals, weed eaters, mowers, signs, nails, tools, wagons, hoes, shovels, and more -- and through a ton of DUST!

I had purchased snacks and drinks for us all and one instructor even brought a fan for the 85F weather!

When I got to the B&B I was too tired to sketch something more challenging - so I sketched Rebecca's squat little vase of zinnia and artemisia.

10 comments:

Laura said...

It's darling, this sketch! How well observed, too. Look at the twisting fluted surface of the vase----you've got its structure perfectly! The flowers are charmingly drawn and the colors you've chosen are, too.

Marilyn said...

I love floral sketches. Your useo f watercolor is delightful.

Teri C said...

Just gorgeous! Lin, that vase is awesome!

wagonized said...

It sounds as though you did the sketch rather quickly, and yet, everything is there! The light touching the vase is so well rendered. Great sketch!

Tami said...

Lin, you are getting so good with your blends of color! This is exquisite!

Felicity said...

The vase is amazing! The lack of line and simple use of watercolour on that right side just makes the whole thing!

Penny said...

Lovely fresh sketch with a fantastic vase shape.

Jana Bouc said...

This is gorgeous. You've masterfully prserved the light and shown how it comes from behind on the right side of the vase and how the light sculpts the structure of the vase as it moves away from the light, becoming darker toward the left. This is my favorite so far. Everything is glowing and full of life and light!

AnastasiaC said...

this is stunning!!! great work!

Terri said...

Oh I love this Lin! What a great little sketch and you sound so tired, but I'm sure the painting and sketching helped to relax you.