Flower Power in the Dead of Winter

Is it actually Spring in some parts of the country? We have a long way to go here. The other day in the grocery store I saw these bright pink tulips, and because we also have to feed our souls, I grabbed them up.

In class we did a little lesson on carrying a color throughout a painting. We painted these tulips in a still life with oranges, and worked at getting a little bit of orange into the pink tulips and a little pink into the oranges. Fun!

Are you sketching today? Putting a little bright color in your journal sketchbooks? I am going to go try out some new paper in a new journal (YES, another sketchbook). I'll see how it works with watercolor, pens, prismacolor pencils, etc.

Go create something!


Margaret Bednar said...

You have inspired me. I took a few of your classes and loved them! Moved to NC and busy with my children but have started setting aside 30 minutes to draw -and, yes, paint if I must :) Will try mixing oranges with reds. Sounds lovely on such dreary days! Margaret Bednar, Greensboro, NC

Catherine said...

Margaret - nice to hear from you! I didn't know you had moved to NC. So glad you are sketching and painting.

Have fun with those oranges and reds!

Marpia said...

Will we be taking a peek at how the oranges and pinks worked together? Please...?

Catherine said...

Marpia - the next post is for you :)