Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 66 - Metal Sunflowers

These metal sunflowers bloom in my garden year round. They started out a nice shiny, copper color but over time became even more interesting as the rusty texture crawled from petal to petal. I thought they'd be the perfect subject for playing with the granulating property of paints.

sketch of flower sculpture
watercolor in Cotman sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L Rowan

The two colors I used for this sketch were ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. If this were a "proper"painting, I would probably paint the shadows with non-granulating colors to emphasize the texture of the flowers. But since I decided to allow myslef to play and experiment within this Sketch365 project, I didn't worry about that.

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