Three recent floral pieces, all in mixed media. I love experimenting with different approaches and floral are such a fun subject for these experiments. One of the things I like about drawing flowers is that they’re alive. They might hold still, but it’s an important to me that the work conveys that they’re no plastic, they’re not frozen in time. They’re buds that bloom, wither and die.
This colorful piece is crayon, watercolor and pencil. From a bouquet by Jessie Chapman.
These simple flowers are drawn with wax crayon from The Art of Soil . The crayons for a resist with black ink for the background.
This last piece is inspired by a beautifully textured bouquet from Matilda’s Bloombox. Watercolor, pencil, pen & ink and white gouache are all part of the mix.
All these pieces are done on Stillman and Birn’s Beta mixed media paper.