Wednesday, July 23, 2014

a year and more

I wait all year for March and April when the traditional Easter lilies are being sold to decorate for Easter Sunday. I love to draw these lilies. The pearly petals, the graceful shapes, the sacred symbolism, it is fascinating for me every year. This year I bought 6 plants and had every surface in my studio filled.
I titled this post "a year and more" because I found an Easter lily plant blooming in my yard this week. I can't bear to throw them out after the blooms fall off so I go outside and stick them in the ground in any available sunny spot. Sometimes, they bloom again. In July! Contour line drawing on Arches paper with a charcoal prismacolor pencil. I intend to finish this with watercolor washes.

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