Friday, April 6, 2012

EDM April 6 white violets

Out walking today, I saw banks of white violets at the edge of a little strip of woodland, no scent, but lovely shape. So it seemed like a good time to add a little bit of color to the drawing for the day. Mulberry paper, waterleaf, no sizing, is not for watercolor, so this is very purist drawing, with just a bit of crayon or chalk added for emphasis. I really love the shape of these pages, and the laid texture of the paper
A closeup of the same drawing
Two pix I took, which gave me the feeling of wanting to draw them as usual by selecting only a few parts to draw. I brought home one violet to study for its architecture and she obligingly modeled for me.
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4 comments:

Minimiss said...

Love

Sue said...

lovely can smell them from here

Isabelle said...

with the spring, my father's garden is full of small violets, purple and white. I love this flower.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such pretty little flowers - both the 'real' ones and the ones in your drawing.