Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunflower Watercolour


watercolour 6" x 6"

The sunflowers in the garden continue to delight, mostly for the birds they are attracting. My watercolour effort feels strangely lifeless. I was happier with the quick sketches I made seeking the spirit of sunflowers.


Pen & crayon sketch


watercolour & pen

7 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I love the watercolor sunflower above, AND the sketches both! You've made me want to plant some next year!

travelingsuep said...

I like the looseness of your bottom 2 pictures. To me they capture the essence of sunflowers.

Robyn said...

Thank you, Katherine they are pretty easy to grow.

Sue - Thanks, Sue. I was delighted to have you drop in. I enjoy your blog very much when I get to visit. Now I see you might settle in Southern Italy. :)

caseytoussaint said...

Those are the best sunflower portraits I've seen....

Anonymous said...

I love the variety in these. Sunflowers always make me think of Italy--I saw miles of them there, and you captured their liveliness--I love this final flower--so spontaneous!

sue said...

ps
I also meant to comment that I like the way you made this last one look as if the seeds are almost 3-D here!

martasart said...

I vote for the pen and crayon sketch.....I love the movement of the lines.......it vibrates!

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