Thursday, 13 September 2007

Sunflowers in the Sun

Pencil and watercolour on paper, 55x38cm.
These three sunflowers had done their job in the house for about two weeks and were beginning to turn foosty when I rescued them from the compost bin, laid them out on a board along with the small purple flowers and painted them direct from life out in the garden with the evening sun going down behind me. A quick pencil sketch to place the elements and then heaps of rich water-colour freely applied.It's the blue elongated shadows that do it for me. Very pleased I am!

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