Fading, slowly

A bunch of cheery tulips in February is always a welcome pick-me-up in the depths of an Ontario winter. And as they slowly fade, they become ever more interesting to draw.

I started with the jug of flowers, then the individual portraits as the flowers started their decline. Thanks to the course Botanical Sketchbooking: A Meditative Approach by Lapin (on Domestika) I have learned to slow down, observe carefully, not worry about “mistakes”, and draw directly with ink. I’ve also started incorporating colour pencil and a white gel pen, à la Lapin. It makes for a relaxing, and exhilarating, experience.

One thought on “Fading, slowly

  1. Oh, Alison, this is really lovely.

    I couldn’t get the video to work though. Perhaps my phone is too old.

    Will try with my computer later.

    Thanks.

    So glad you have me on your sketches email list.

    It is a pick me up in my inbox…..always.

    Lots + lots of snow last night. At 8:30 am the sidewalks weren’t done. So I actually snowshoed to the park, instead of carrying my snowshoes there + putting them on.

    Great fun. Felt like Jack Cartier.

    Love + Warmth, Patricia

    On Fri., Feb. 18, 2022, 3:43 p.m. Everyday Sketches, wrote:

    > Alison R. Hall posted: ” A bunch of cheery tulips in February is always a > welcome pick-me-up in the depths of an Ontario winter. And as they slowly > fade, they become ever more interesting to draw. I started with the jug of > flowers, then the individual portraits as the flowers” >

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