Thursday, April 19, 2007

Carnations


Carnations
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Continued practice at rendering objects with a 'looser' style.

We're readying the greenhouse for our plant sale Saturday -- students have been tidying the grounds and buildings -- mercy, it's the best the place has looked since LAST plant sale! LOL

14 comments:

Carole said...

The shadow underneath the vase, and the colours/reflections in the vase are lovely!

Dave said...

Seems to me that practice is making perfect! Lovely work.

Teri C said...

Wonderful job on this Lin! The colors and the shadows are just wonderful!!

platitudinal said...

I like your “looser” style, Lin. These carnations are lovely. I like how you put depth into them by varying the shades of the pink color. Great capture of the stems in the water.

Anonymous said...

Well done; you've really captured the style. Also I love how the vase turned out. I cannot even imagine being able to capture glass and it's highlights!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Robyn said...

This is beautiful, Lin. he blooms are lovely and stems through water and glass I love.

caseytoussaint said...

Yes, this is already nice and loose, but you've really captured the subject.

Africantapestry said...

Beautiful Lin..it seems you have the looseness right down now...all your latest sketches have these nice free "strokes". Love this again...you vase is lovely and the shadow and surface is very watercolory....like that!
ronell

Terri said...

This is beautiful Lin. You did a great job, particularly with the vase! They can be so tricky, but this is great. :o)

Patti G. said...

Lin, great drawings of the flowers! I am sure you are ready for the plant sale and that everything looks spruced up! FUN!
Good luck with that! By the way, I want to take a bite out of those apples! WOW LIN!!!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Patti
And I refuse to consider danellions flowers! HEheheheh!

Laura said...

I have a vase like that! I can see the influence, a bit, of one of our favorite illustrators (Florine Asch) in the flowers, especially. Such a nice sketch, cara.

Jana Bouc said...

This is just beautiful. You've come a long way and me thinks you have arrived my dear! This is deliciously loose and yet very accurately rendered at the same time. Lovely washes too.

Linda said...

Lin -- the colors in the vase in this are particularly spectacular! Gorgeous!

phthaloblu said...

I just love how you do plants! The flowers and the leaves. Just those few lines and then the washes. Gorgeous!