Thursday, August 17, 2006

Willow and Water


willow and water
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
It's been several days in a row that required my getting up for the day before 4:30 am ... so I'm a tad on the tired side. Still, I managed to sketched this willow and water from a photo reference ... the peaceful scene was very relaxing while I waited for my husband ...

Done with pencil and watercolor on Raffine All Media spiral sketchbook.

12 comments:

Teri C said...

First of all, I am glad DH is good!

Secondly, OH. MY. GOSH!!! This is my favorite and your best yet!!!

melissa w said...

Beautiful job with the water!

Laura said...

This is just beautiful, Lin, and so is the monarch below. It seems to me you've hit a whole new level recently in your artwork. I envy you so much your trip to see the Chihuly glass in the BBG. I think that must have inspired you to new heights of excellence!

Donn said...

I'll ditto Teri's comment! The best yet. Love the greens you have in the trees and land. Just outstanding!

Terri said...

Ah Lin, the Willow and the Monarch...both are lovely. You've done such a great job with both of these. The colour variations, shadings and composition...beautiful. Well done. Both made me smile this morning! So glad your hubby's fine too after his surgery!

Tami said...

Lin, this is SO GOOD! The scene has a lot of depth to it and the willow is perfect!!! the water looks so inviting, LOVELY! I agree with everyone else, I think you have made some major progress lately! Big Steps Forward!!!

Jana Bouc said...

What a beautiful scene and very nicely done. You have a real gift for color and composition!

Penny said...

Gorgeous Lin, I could sit uner that willow and trail my hands in the water.

Renate said...

Lin, your art really is beautiful. I find it really hard to draw landscape. But you let it look fresh and light.

Glorious!!

See, I already got some new words for great ... :)

clare said...

So very lovely Lin. You've made that one sing!!!

Lorraine said...

I LOVE the effect of the tree in this one --
more like an impressionist painting. So
restful!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Felicity said...

Gosh, it's wonderful Lin! I wouldn't have a clue where to start with doing a willow but you captured that gentleness it has. Are there no subjects you can't do?? :)!