Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hello Springtime....

Okay, maybe not quite yet, but this drawing does make me think of spring!

I needed a cheery diversion full of bright colors and happy images after spending several months thinking about the negative effects of smoking. While working on my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project I really thought deeply about the profound impact cigarettes have had in my life, mostly in the taking of loved ones by cancer and heart disease. Did I mention that I hate cigarettes....

Anyway, I will be back on the "Coffee Break" drawing series soon, posting for your critique. Thanks for stopping by!

In My Garden #1

8 comments:

Sandy in Michigan said...

Beautiful! You've managed to get all the pertinent detail of your subject in but you've also kept that beautiful looseness.

Shirley said...

Fabulous! Makes me want Spring even more than I do now!

Saint Ursula said...

Gorgeous! I love the curled up petals.

Elza said...

Oh my gosh indeed. What a wonderful drawing.

raena said...

Lovely!! It is so gray outside; I really needed the color!

Alex said...

This is an awesome piece! =)

nanke's stuff said...

It's just beautiful! I love the way you handled the background. nancy

BarbaraB said...

Wonderful color and composition. I like the contrast between the detail in the foreground and the vagueness of the background.