Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunflowers


Sunflowers with Ink
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart


Sunflowers are such a happy flower. I frequently drive by a field of sunflowers, so last week I stopped to paint them. This is more of my impression of my happy feelings about seeing the flowers than a photo realistic painting.

This is the first page in a journal I made earlier this year using Strathmore series 500 (Gemini) 140 pound cold press watercolor paper.

I sketched a few flowers in pencil. After putting in a wash of sky, I couldn't see the pencil anymore and decided I didn't really need the pencil marks - does that count as a lead-free sketch? LOL!!

2 comments:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Nice journal page, Cheryl. I'm willing to let it qualify as a lead-free sketch!

Claire M said...

Cute page! I agree - sunflowers are happy flowers, and yours put a smile on my face!