October 18, 2007

EDM #141 Bristles

Thistle - The 'crown' and thorns are very bristle like and right now we are fighting them in the garden. We apparently have an unwanted variety that spreads and is exceedingly difficult to eradicate. The thistle flowers can be lovely but they can be menacing weeds that certainly cannot be pulled without risking MRSA - the thorns should be called nails.
This background did not work as planned but it was an interesting experiment.
Pitt pen, water color and wc pencils in journal

14 comments:

Laureline said...

I think it is BEAUTIFUL! What were you hoping for?

shirley said...

Lovely Sandy. you've given real stature to this flower you call a weed! And I like the background.

Dindrane said...

WOW!

And what a creative way to use "bristles"!

(I love thistles)

Africantapestry said...

Beautiful Sandy...it reminds me a little of a cardoonflower. Your colours are lovely!
Ronell

Brian said...

Lovely work! It really has atmosphere, and finds beauty even in a subject many people would consider a mere weed. Keep up the good work!

Cynthia Padilla said...

Filled with such movement and energy...this thistle is indeed fighting back. Great job!
Cynthia Padilla, Editor Sketching & Drawing. Garden & Hearth: http://www.gardenandhearth.com/SketchingandDrawing.htm

Linda T said...

This has such energy and feeling in it. Nice job!!

Anita said...

Truly beautiful, has a wonderful feeling of light

Teri C said...

These are just beautiful Sandy-the flowers and the background work beautifully together! We were thinking alike weren't we!

seesue said...

Wonderful treatment of this beautifully troublesome weed. Thoroughly enjoyed your navy sketches as well. You HAVE been busy of late!

caseytoussaint said...

This is just lovely - so dramatic and full of detail. It's really gorgeous, Sandy.

Sandy said...

Thank you all for the comments, I wanted the background darker and smoother. To me it is a bit distracting, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and Yes I am happy with it. Thank you all for encouraging me to step out more often.

mARTa said...

hi sandy! just a stop to see what wonderful sketches you are posting. I met up with Robyn today in Florence and had a great time! I have been missing everyoneĆ s blogs so it is nice this evening by myself to catch up...ciao

phthaloblu said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! Who knew thistle could be so pretty. And FWIW, I love the background.