A little bit of Florida: Part 2

If you are going to draw anywhere in Florida, you’re going to be drawing palm trees, they’re everywhere. Florida has 12 native palm varieties and lots more that happily grow there.

Here’s one of the first palm sketches in my travel sketchbook. In brush pen and crayon.

This next piece was done slowly as I stayed indoors during a tornado watch. While the trees by the coast (photos below) were going crazy in the wind, the wall of palms outside my window served as a windbreak and stayed relatively calm.

I had time to kill while I stayed indoors, so I got some shots of my very wet working process.

Here’s one more palm tree and yet another turquoise building, sketched as the sun went down.

If you missed the first post in this series of sketches from Florida, it’s here. Lots more coming up soon.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to A little bit of Florida: Part 2

  1. Bernadette says:

    Very, very nice! I like that you showed the steps to your final painting, beginning with very wet washes. All so very special since we are experiencing high winds, rain then snow to follow!

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  2. Karen VC says:

    Palms are struggle and there are so many varieties, and apparantly methods of pruning and maintaining the trunk. I struggled to capture them when we lived in Phoenix where they literally grown like weeds. I fun to see your treatment of them.

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  3. Mary Lou Peters says:

    Love your process shots. Palm trees are fascinating and quite difficult if you haven’t grown up around them. Although I must say that pine trees are tricky too, even though I live among them and have been close to them all my life!

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