I have a new flower in my garden this spring, Blazing Sunset Avens (Geum chiloense). Before the sky opened up and poured buckets this afternoon, I snapped a couple pictures and snipped a few flowers to sketch. The color is scrumptious and I hope to play with pencils soon but today was a simple study using a mechanical pencil.
Montage. The creamy paper and smooth surface of my beloved moleskine is a joy to draw on.
Detail of bud and leaves. I left off the annoying aphids. The little buggers need a sudsy spray.
Detail of an opening blossom.
Detail of a spent blossom. I like drawing these detailed sketches. The lines, shapes and colors eventually reveal themselves in my paintings.
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- Rode the tram today with my awesome niece @carol_fried and nephew @jackzacob with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. Then we hiked around my old childhood stomping grounds where my lil sis (their momma) and I played @ohsunews. I showed them the buildings where their grandparents worked. We even made it to our old house on SW 11th fondly dubbed "the shack" which is now a swanky tiny house with gorgeous views of the east. @karmenschmidt
- It was so hot today I was wishing for the Deschutes River and it's ice cold water. I love how the sun reflecting off then after looks holographic.
- Such a cool geological feature. Love Fort Rock. Great hike this am with @jackzacob @carol_fried @ani.eee @bear_schipperke @karmenschmidt! Missed you @sonofhighlonesome . We were the only ones there for quite some time. And the acoustics from one side to the other were great!
- When something stings you…#nocameraskills #whatwasthat #beardrinkingwater #momtalksholeintheground
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