I had a lovely group this morning at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
I showed them three techniques for capturing the essence of fall wildflowers.
Brush painting with watercolor.
Drawing with watercolor pencils and adding water.
Bonus: pen and ink.
I did a demo of negative painting to capture these tiny asters. Then I added pen to suggest detail.
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White glow in meadow
Lilies among tall grasses
Wild Easter Lily.
Art Prescription: I’ve been seeing these beautiful lilies in the woods and meadows at Mason Farm. They are Atamasco Lily (Zephranthes atamasco) and they flourish in wetlands.
8 1/2 x 11 watercolor with my chop that says “hope”
Nestled in the leaves
One stem at a time, then bloom
Art Prescription: With my sketchbook and a box of colored pencils, I headed off to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in search of the ephemeral wildflowers.
Art Journal with pen and ink and colored pencil:
Tremble in their frame
Up from frozen ground.
Art Prescription: About now the banks of creeks are full of blooming Trout Lilies. I adore their delicate nodding heads.
Watercolor 8 1/2 x 11 ( flower drawn and painted at 4x)
A light snow dusting
Frosted wildflowers, spring trees
With a white layer.
Art Prescription: A morning snow put spring on hold, but by afternoon the birds were moving on to their business.
Index card with watercolor and my chop “hope.”
Anxious to burst forth
Buds on trees wait their turn to
Add color to woods.
Art Prescription: One of my favorites…the Pink Dogwood.
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 watercolor