January 24, 2007

Poinsettia

This poinsettia is so pretty sitting on my office desk - This year's plant was very happy with its position and had not dropped even one leaf. Usually I am lucky to keep them alive through Christmas - I tried to capture the depth of color but find I cannot create a deep dark red with my current watercolors. I decided to liven things up with some spattering MY FIRST time, it was fun and I could get unruley with it ;-) pencil on moleskine then WC washes which buckled the non WC journal.

4 comments:

Teri C said...

It's gorgeous Sandy!! That spattering is just perfect!

casey said...

Lovely work, Sandy. I like the loose feeling.

Anonymous said...

I did some flowers lately. Really hard to get the colors right. I think you did a wonderfull job.

Zeke said...

Wow! I really like the feeling and the color of this picture. The splater is a neat touch.