Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Value Study - Summer Flowers: Clintonia

Preliminary Drawing
Value Study for Summer Flowers: Clintonia
Digital drawing, 600px x 600px

Today is a sunny day in November, very nice in its own right, but my mind wants to hold on to pleasant memories of summer wild flowers.

This drawing is of a lovely wild lily with small yellow flowers, variously called Clintonia, or Carrion flower, or Blue bead lily. The blue beads are the seed pods or berries of this plant, which are as startlingly bright a blue in the fall as the yellow is a shimmering chartreuse in the early summer.

How wonderful to recall things like this.



Gwen said...

This study is really beautiful and captures a certain magic. The flower is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to recall the beauty of summer flowers :) Beautiful sketch.

Tracey FK said...

this is just lovely always do value sketches before I start my botanicals and find it helps me keep a clear idea and sort the petals and things.... never thought to do it digitally... must give it a go