Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 76 - Crocus

I am a bit behind in posting my sketches as you may have guessed from the fact that I am only on Day 76. This sketch was painted in March when the crocus flowers were just coming up. I was so excited to see color and have flowers to sketch.

Crocus sketch
watercolor in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

I had recently found Jean Haines blog. Jean is a fabulous watercolor artist. Her paintings are loose and colorful and often painted directly without the benefit of an initial line drawing. I am so impressed with how her subjects seem to appear almost magically under her brush that I decided to skip the drawing step with these sketches and play with paint.

Obviously, although Jean makes this style of painting look easy, it takes some practice. But it was fun none-the-less.


Jennifer Rose said...

Very springlike :) and I think you did a good job without using a linedrawing underneath :)

Stacy said...

Thanks Jennifer! I was very happy to be experiencing spring that day, but I think I need more practice with direct painting.