Sweet Peas

HI BEAUTIES ! LET’S THINK ABOUT FLOWERS. THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO START THE WEEK. HAPPY MONDAY!

Karen Bailey Studio

Sweet Peas ‘Fire and Ice’

I have been working on this drawing for awhile now.  Adding different backgrounds to my flower portraits has been an idea in my head for some time, but I have had trouble trying to figure out how to do it.  I have tried before with smudgy type backgrounds (technical term there), but I have never liked it.

The idea for this background came to me when I was photographing some sweet peas last year and was looking at the great pattern of the stems and tendrils and thought they would make a good background, especially if I did them in grey scale.  This also gave me the chance to use my water soluble graphite sticks.  I always love the chance to play with new art supplies and it may even justify their purchase!

Although I am fairly happy with the result, I am not completely…

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11 Comments

January 15, 2018 · 8:11 AM

11 responses to “Sweet Peas

  1. mmerce60

    Monday, new week. A nice drawing to start, Congratulations!

    Like

  2. these are beautiful – i love flowers so much )

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A striking pose, well done!

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