Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thoughts of Spring
The days are perceptively longer as February rolls in, but winter winds still fill the air. It'll be a few more months before the rhodedendrons are in bloom again, but sketches from last year keep me reminded of them. From a sketch last May, using quinaridone gold and ultramarine mix for the green, and some pale washes of quinacridone red (as it's a strong staining pigment) for the blooms. I used a crochet hook dipped in the red to create the stamens. On Arches 140lb NOT paper.