Friday, June 17, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

I’m happy to say that I managed to break away from the bones and feathers to work on some plant sketch.

Remember this photo I posted a while ago about my succulent plants ...

20110416 Pink Jelly Bean CU 1

Since the upload of the pix, I’ve been nagging myself to sketch them.  But as mentioned on last post, I kept working on the bones and feathers.   So for this week, I mustered great effort to direct my creative attention to the Pink Jelly Bean.  And to make sure I didn’t fall into habit, I further my effort in presentation (no frames!) and color palette (purple & red).


20110501  Pink Jelly


20110501 Pink Jelly 2


20110501 Pink Jelly CU



Though I’m not 100% satisfied with the outcome, I’m quite happy with the fact that I’m trying something different.

The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday (hosted by Eva and Kristin).  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!

Cheers and have a fantastic weekend!

46 comments:

Brown Paper Bunny said...

I love it, I think you've done a brilliant job. And how cool is that watercolor set!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Love it - great to see new colour!

NatashaMay said...

You're plant looks amazing! I feel like I need to bite it. :)

WrightStuff said...

Love Natasha's comment - she's so right - it does look rather juicy!! Clever lass!

- hey bro! - said...

Looks awesome, love the color gradients from green to red~

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous...love the colors too!

Cameron said...

Looks like you've found your style! This is brilliant....when it is all filled, your sketchbook will be lovelier than any artbook in my collection!!!

Love what you're doing...keep it up :)

Lotsa Love,
Cam

Netty said...

Happy PPF. Oh wow your sketchbook page is awesome. So wonderfully painted. Annette x

La Abela said...

That's important to try to do different things, and feel good about what you do. Saludos

Christine said...

nice job with the succulents, and with trying something different. Not always an easy thing to do.

Pointy Pix said...

This is wonderful! I love how you've composed it with the plant taking up only one corner of the page and the little dot lines all over - beautiful - and great photography as always ;0)

Kristin Dudish said...

Fantastic - I love that you're "branching out" (pun intended! hee hee) into more color :)

Juicy, indeed!


xo
Kristin

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love the ways you used the colors along with the stippling- beautiful work!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

carlarey said...

Let's hear it for creative stretching! I love this sketch.

Darla said...

Beautiful sketchbook. Love the colors and application!

EVA said...

Gorgeous! You captured the wonderful depth so well and I love the effect of the dots you added to the page.

Barbara/myth maker said...

I love love love this painting!

SHERI C said...

I marvel at your gift! The work is beautiful and I find myself coveting that watercolor set. LOL! HAPPY PPF!

Cre8tiveQueen said...

Beautiful, I love the simplicity of it! Makes me want to use watercolor!
Happy Friday, thanks for stopping by!
Nat

ruth said...

Beautiful! And I am so jealous of your nice clean watercolor pans. :)

art2cee2 said...

I have to admit I love your bones and feathers, but gee you sure can paint a plant as well! Fantastic! :-)

BahamaDawn said...

i look forward to your paintings every week!! you are a master at watercolors and every painting is amazing!

Roban Studio said...

I would be 100% satisfied! This sketch is awesome! I really like the composition and the way you used the dots. It almost looks like mixed media. The colors are so lovely and the blending of the watercolors are fabulous! I want your sketchbook! :-)

ileana said...

So beautiful! I love how you can take a photo and give it life like that. If you taught a class, I'd sign up! Great job!!

Happy PPF!!

laurie said...

so delicate and sweet,, just simply perfect,

The WoodWife said...

Love this and again love your use of dots!!

Gloria said...

Succulents are very hard to paint. It's looking great to me. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF

Leone said...

I love the colours and what an unusual plant, I have never seen one like it before. Happy creating!! Thank for your kind comments on my blog.

Terrie said...

What a perfect plant to paint with watercolors! The blending of green to red is perfectly rendered and the shadowy blue gray is an excellent backdrop. Beautiful.

brendathour said...

I absolutely love it! Although your paints are way too clean :) lol
Happy PPF!

Denni said...

Me likey! Haha! I agree with Brenda, oh so clean. Great work!

Diana Evans said...

oh you blew me away with this amazing piece....and the colours...wow!!! they really pop....love it and the dots....your ink lines and dots...wonderful work!!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Brilliant!

Leovi said...

I love both the photo as your drawing, nice colors and a large frame.

Giggles said...

Love the colors! I think it's wonderful!!

Hugs Giggles

amy said...

I love the colors you use. I was inspired last weekend when i saw your PPF and i followed then, i think - but i'm switching google accounts and so now you are stuck with 2 me's until i can delete one. :)

Kim Dellow said...

Wow wonderful work. Love the detailing. Kim

craftattack said...

Great sketch und wonderful colours! Valerie

mariasangel said...

oooo!!! I love it!!! great blending of your colors and the stippling is fantastic! at first i thought maybe the vertical dots were words--happy ppf!

Evelyn said...

I love jelly beans :). Your drawing is great. Love it and love where you placed it on the page.

Elisa said...

Beautiful painting! It's a great try and the result is fantastic. Love the colors and the inspiration. Keep it up!

Gerri Herbst said...

love it...the color is amazing!

Auroran Lauriel said...

Beautiful light touch with the colors. The image feels so light and gentle. The dots are brilliantly placed, giving depth to the flower and background. I like how you placed the flowers in the corner too. :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

absolutely beautiful. I have that same palette just for quick and easy work and clean up...I need to try harder - my stuff doesn't come close to that. I love it!
cheers, dana
love the dare to leap charm!

Pam Tucker said...

Ahh! This is perfect! I love that you made yourself try something new. Amazing work you do. I agree with whoever said that your sketchbook would make a wonderful art book when it's finished. :)

Geri Centonze said...

Love peeking into your sketchbook - beautiful work. Happy PPF! (belated)