Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Loose Lilacs


Loose Lilacs
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Returning to work after a holiday ALWAYS means a super-intense day of busyness -- yesterday was no exception! SIGH!

I sketched some lilacs in an attempt toward looseness and faster work completion in my attempt to get a decent night's rest! LOL

(Photo reference -- our lilacs are not yet in bloom -- in fact, the 4 days of freezing weather has burned so many of our flowers - the azaleas especially, strawberry and blueberry blossoms, peaches -- our farmers really took a hit with this late winter weather.)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your loose lilacs a lot -- imagine trying to paint every one of those tiny bud things in detail (whew!). I doubt my little bush will bloom; so much lost all across the country with this late spring storm -- so sad and costly.
Hugs,
Lorraine

sydney said...

Nice lilacs! I need to do some loose painting. I tend to get caught up in every little detail.

Our lilac had just started to bloom before everything froze.

Brenda Y said...

Fantastically loose - and such wonderful deep pigments on the blooms!! Lilacs are blooming profusely in my neck of the woods.

Shirley said...

Very beautiful lilacs. Great loose image and colors.

Linda said...

My gosh, Lin, this is really great. Diahn and I were talking yesterday and your work came up -- how much we enjoy it and how you are a prime example of the old adage about practice making perfect. I think you should dig back into your archives and see if you have an old lilac sketch to compare this one to...
And the freeze hit us hard, too. Just terrible!

AnastasiaC said...

so pretty lin!!!

platitudinal said...

I think your fast and loose work creates magnificent lilacs! (This is a situation in which being "fast" and "loose" is a good thing. Hehe :)

Hope you’ll have a good night sleep, and be able to tackle tomorrow’s load and to give us another work of art to enjoy.

Felicity said...

Wonderful! These do look so lovely and loose and yet capture the delicacy of the blooms. The combination of mild winter and then a spell of snow and cold has confused some of our flowers too. I think the azalea was ready to burst open and now it's in shock!

Africantapestry said...

It might be your faster working or your conscious attempt towards looseness Lin, but it is definitely there, without compromising interesting detail...love it.
Ronell

Laura said...

Such a deep, rich purple, cara! Very pretty sketch, as usual ;D.

j winn said...

These are beautiful, Lin. You did a wonderful job of capturing their essence. Lilacs are my favorite, and like so many the weather this year has deprived us of having any to enjoy. Your drawing makes a lovely substitute.

Jana Bouc said...

Nice shading and variety of color in the leaves and flowers. They look so fluffy and bright.