Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pots with Baby Herbs

pots with baby herbs Done with wet-in-wet, pencil watercolor, pen in Raffine sketchbook


Several of my friends suggested I sketch the containers with the herbs I added as one of my sketches.

Here's my attempt at doing this loosely. The scan is a bit darker than the original. It seems difficult for me to do a watery wet-in-wet and get the darker hues by the 2nd wash. (More practice here! LOL) I added a smidge of pen and a smidge of pencil to try to texturize the pots closer to the mottled, vertical lines I see in them.

The herbs I planted are very small right now -- but include: purple basil, spice bush basil, thyme, sage, chives and rose geraniums. I'm looking forward to having these through the winter!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you do textures so well! Any chance of you teaching Lin?!! I'd love to know how you do these!

Lorraine said...

Very nice and very "sketchbook like." I am amazed at the way you can get such unique results by playing around with it -- I just don't have the patience!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Katherine said...

Lovely colours Lin

Terri said...

These pots should be gorgeous when they are at their peak. As always you did a lovely job depicting these my friend. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. :o)

Anonymous said...

Lin I can see such an improvement in your stuff with your experimenting and yet still your meticulous detail. Love them all. Congratulations on your 1 year blogging birthday.

wagonized said...

You definitely know how to convey a speck of light on these pots. They came out great.

Jana Bouc said...

Yay! I'm happy to see them planted. My favorite is the taller lavender-ish plant on the left. It would be fun to see these again in a month or two when the herbs are full grown.

Renate said...

Great texture on the pots, I really like them.