Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - Poinsettia blossom

Last weekend, I played around with trying to capture a blossom of our annual poinsettia plant in watercolor. Those reds were not so easy to match. At times more orange, then pink in places, it seemed they were changing hue while I sketched. But sketching a poinsettia is something I have done in my sketch journals consistently for the past few years. Gets me in the holiday mood every time.

12 comments:

thepinkrachael said...

It's beautiful! Gets me feeling Christmassy too!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Beautifully done! Your reds look perfect, and this sketch certainly is enough to get me in the holiday spirit today.

bettyfromtexas said...

It's GORGEOUS!! I love poinsettias . . . we always have at least ONE over the holidays. What a great idea to include it in your sketchbook!

debra morris said...

Lovely Ann, great reds...my students have got one to draw but I haven't done it yet as I don't have time at work. I'll show them your lovely work as an example.

Peachtreeart said...

I always enjoy seeing red and green together! Your placement adds to the composition!

Alex said...

STUNNING! =) Love the strong reds

conservativelybohemian said...

I too think this is stunning and of course, quite Christmasy! I am also noticing your perspective is exquisite! The bottom leaf on the right side is just reaching towards us!

Fay Merritt Iseminger said...

So beautiful! The red is wonderful! It does help give a feeling of Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Holtom said...

A beautiful sketch to start off the Christmas season, reds are always a challenge!

Sasa said...

Thanks for sharing! Reds are fine, very lively and natural with beautiful shade change.

marancat said...

A lovely sketch - as usual! I wonder how many sketches of poinsettias you have done? It would be great to see a post of them all together...!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous and very Christmassy!

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