Sunday, September 04, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge - Unfurl

Unfurl 1
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

I have 3 African violets, and my oldest one rarely blooms anymore. But it is getting ready to bloom any day now. I greatly simplified this, as the plant has divided in the pot a number of times. I wanted to focus mainly on the bud and one leaf.

Done on a piece of Strathmore Aquarius watercolor paper that Laure Ferlita sent me - thanks Laure!

September theme for the sketchbook challenge is unfurled.


laurie said...

my mom used to grow african violets. thanks for bring back some memories.

freebird said...

I've never been able to keep one going long enough to have it divide itself. I made a french-beaded plant for my daughter since she couldn't keep one going either so nice job on both the plant and the painting!

How do you like the paper? I did not like Aquarius II as it soaked up water like a sponge. I loved that it didn't buckle but it didn't allow for smooth, blurred edges either.