Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sketchbook Tuesday - green things

 Here we are in the grayest, darkest season of the year, yet I have managed to find some green things to sketch in my journal. This was done the other evening when I should have been getting dinner started. Because people were hungry. Sometimes meals are a little later in the evening when I cook, especially if I feel the need to get in a sketch first.
I found a hyacinth at the grocery and brought it home in order to bring a little spring inside on these gray, winter days. I was hoping that it would have blue blooms that I love. But it has begun blooming now and the blossoms are white. Still pretty and it smells wonderful.

You know, sometimes I leave a lot of white space on my journal pages when I do a sketch. Often times that space gets filled later on with writing or a quote from my reading. And sometimes I just like the feeling of space on the page with the sketch. One never knows. Just in case you were wondering...

12 comments:

Jennifer Edwards said...

I amthe same way about white space on the page...I do like to leave it open sometimes, a lot of times. Your watercolor pears are exquisite Ann.

Peachtreeart said...

Thanks for sharing you spots of color it is gloomy out here in the NW too :(

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Great Job! Love your pears!!

Barbara B said...

The pears look nice and juicy and the hyacinth is lovely too. I like the idea of leaving the white space for journaling later. I always have the idea that I need to do it all at once, which is silly because that never happens!

We Three 3 said...

I really like the image of the hyacinth alot! I hope you continue to paint it as it blossoms. That would be such a nice series! Your style is awfully nice and you make wonderful use of your white space:)

Alex said...

Lovely lovely sketch =) After all these years, I think green is still my favorite color. And I and wearing a green sweater right at this moment too ^^

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love your sketchbooks, Ann. They are always just so beautiful! And I love the idea of you jotting down quotes from your reading as you come across them.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

My kind of girl... food can always wait :) Sketching first!! These are wonderful. Glad you found some green!

Cathy Holtom said...

I'm not the only one then that makes the family wait for their dinner while I finish a sketch :)
Beautiful pears!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

been really grey here too :/ but no snow, so shouldn't complain lol

very nicely done pears :D love the added reds

Teresa Mallen said...

Yeah for green things - green is my favourite colour. Lovely sketches, they looks so fresh and spontaneous (love all the colours you used in the hyacinth buds)! Ah, the scent of a hyacinth...I have paperwhite narcissi blooming in my dining room - they smell great too. I have granny smith apples waiting for their photo shoot in my studio. Yup, yeah for green things! :-)

. said...

Love the greens, and the pears look ripe and juicy. I like the layout of your pages and with the white left, it makes the colours stand out and the white calms it down (hope that makes sense). I bought a few hyacinths as well, and ended up with purple when I wanted white (too bad we dont shop in the same store, lol)

Lovely paintings and greens, well done!!

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