Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Backyard Blooms

I am enjoying all the beautiful flowers that are coming out now in the backyard: tall bearded iris (my favorite scent on earth!), lupine, and clematis. I don't have many good purples in my marker set, so maybe I'll try coloring this in Illustrator once I figure it out! I think it is wonderful how sketching something allows you to see it in a whole new way. As I drew the lupine buds, they reminded me of the hulls of tiny canoes. I sketched this in about 10 minutes, mostly as an excuse to write the quote somewhere. "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers," Claude Monet. My sentiments exactly.

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