Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back To Still Life . . .

I am still enjoying cardboard as a substrate. This piece I ripped off one of my watercolor paper pads and collaged lots of paper onto it. Then I gessoed it and began sketching. I used a marks all pencil and some graphite and attempted a vase with flowers as you can see. What I struggled with though was getting the flowers to not look like boobs! lol After much frustration I think I succeeded. It is still amazing to me that once you draw that line behind your object it immediately gives it a surface to rest on and establishes depth.

I used some watercolor crayons along with the marks all pencil on this piece. I love to draw and am discovering how much I like to combine it with painting. Of course for me this piece was just not complete without the dripping. And I think I may have gone a bit overboard with drips but I like it.

I am sharing this over at Sunday Sketches. Hope you are all enjoying the weekend!
And thanks so much to all of you who commented on my last post!! I was overwhelmed with all of your lovely words!


  1. wow, beautiful
    I love that you talked us through the process,

    so much creativity.

  2. That dripping looks just the bees knees and boobs lol they are so much like flowers so you would get away with it!

  3. Love this art piece ~ wonderful mystical look to it ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy SS

  4. I love watercolors! I used to use them when I wanted to write letters! I had gotten inspired by some letters written by Henry Miller to his wife; he used to use his colors testing paper as stationary!
    I love your still life. They look a bit like boobs, but I wouldn't have made the connection if you hadn't told! :)

  5. Love your beautiful sketch, well, I'm very partial to flowers!

  6. I love the drips and bits and I like to combine lots of painting and drawing methods together as well.. sometimes I like to be a purist, but then I find I always come back to combining them... this is great and I love the whole feel of it.. have a great week...xx

  7. Love this Cathy, the drips look great, love the flowers. I like to mix paint, watercolour and pencils...have a great week. :)

  8. I know this from your FB page....and I gave it a thumbs up (like :)
    ....but I actually love it :)
    The color combo is great.

  9. This is lovely, Cathy. I love the shades of lavendar. Something special and beautiful about this specific colour and you displayed it very well within your piece. Nice! :)

  10. I really like your painting, the purples with the green are so pretty!