Monday, May 13, 2019

Black-eyed Susans, Asters, and Hydranges

I'm happy to say that I now have a laptop that works, so I can do blog posts again.  It has been a while!

This image, called "Summer Tangle," is from late last summer.  I started it at our tiny mountain cabin in Western North Carolina on a lazy day full of bright sun and cool breezes. I pulled a small table out onto the deck and had my vase of flowers in front of me, as well as my paper and drawing tools. Bees buzzed around the flower garden, a lazy skink made his way along the rail.  Sweet Roxie was asleep at my feet.

I worked through the afternoon and again after supper. It took weeks of off and on work sessions to complete.  Prints were made of the pen and ink drawing, then I painted them with handmade watercolors, a new passion of mine. (Post on that subject coming soon!)


susan hemann said...

stunning, I have been wanting to make my own watercolors too

Helen said...

Thank you, Susan. I am currently obsessed with the paint making. I encourage you to try it! If you lived near me you could come to a workshop at my studio. They are now in planning stage. :-)