Friday, March 28, 2014

Cherry Blossom Time

I was so grateful to get in some Cherry blossom sketching on Thursday (with Vicky in between the showers and sun).
Admittedly the blossoms were well passed their prime....the latest rain has done its job and scattered them to the ground but there was enough on the trees to still get the essence.


Non waterproof ink- Noodlers Kiowa Brown and Brenake Black
 The above was a quick sketch before I met up with Vicky at Floyds...a short sun break.

Non waterproof ink & watercolor- Noodlers Bernake Black, Midnight Blue and Kiowa Brown

The one below is on my new Stillman & Birn- zeta series sketchbook. Like some of my fellow sketchers, I may become a fan of this brand. It handled the watercolor wash very well...more experimentation to follow.


Non waterproof ink & watercolor- Noodlers Bernake Black, Midnight Blue and Kiowa Brown.
After this last sketch I started another but just got some basics down when it started to rain in earnest...so off to Floyds again to dry out.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted these, Deb. I really wanted to look at them some more. I could learn a lot just looking over your shoulder--which I should have done! It was a fun afternoon and your work is terrific. You really got the colors of the fading blooms and the new leaves and it's all with those wet looking washes that were perfect for the day. The jet-lag didn't seem to be a hindrance!

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  2. Love it! So much fun to see so many folks tackling this same iconic scene.

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  3. So nice Deb. I really like your squiggly hatching - you do it so effectively.

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