Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sketching on a Snow Day

So last Friday was supposed to be my first monthly sketching excursion, which totally explains why my kids had their first snow day of the school year. Rather than be deterred, I decided to do my sketching at home.

Every time I walk out my front door I pass my hydrangea bush and admire the dried blossoms. But I hadn't managed to find the time to commit the image to paper. I used my canceled sketching date as an opportunity to rectify that situation.
hydrangea in the snow
watercolor and sepia ink
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

The addition of the snow caps to the blossoms was just too much to resist. The window by my desk looks out over the hydrangea bush, so I parked myself in my nice, warm office with my sketchbook. Using my sepia brush pen, little Cotman travel palette and a water brush I created the above sketch. I was pleased with the result even if I didn't leave the house.


Anonymous said...

This looks so great Stacy...the dry petals and the their snowcaps! I haven't done any snow sketching/painting...I should...I see it everywhere now on FB and blogs and here on your blog...I only need to find some snow now...
Nice work!
PS" I love your carrots!

Stacy said...

Thanks so much Ronell! I have actually been finding inspiration in your sketches, although my work doesn't show quite the same level of flair and energy. It's a good thing I sketched these flowers when I did. Yesterday we had freezing rain and ice and the weight of it broke the flower stems.