Friday, December 28, 2007

Holiday Flowers


A perfect day. No packages to wrap. Nothing to bake. No lists of errands to run. Leftovers for dinner. This day was mine to do with as I please, for the first time in many weeks. I went to the library and came home with a stack of new books to read. I browsed my favorite websites and rented a movie. I thought about the benefits of going to the gym as I nibbled biscotti with my cup of coffee. Then I drew this holiday bouquet which I’ve been enjoying from a distance for the past week. (My scanner, which may need to be replaced soon, kept cutting off the top, no matter how I positioned the page...)

I love the white lilies in the arrangement. They looked beautiful against the dark evergreens and red pepper berries. The lilies are lovely, but their scent (warm urine) makes me feel nauseous. They were placed on a table in the entryway, away from the living room. As soon as I was done drawing them, I threw the lilies outside for the deer.

11 comments:

Lin said...

FABULOUS job!! The pen and wash and composition are refreshing, bright and cheeful!! SUPER!

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful! Don't you just love days like that?

Virginia said...

I really like your bouquet--fresh and lively interpretation. As for the scanner cropping inappropriately, I have found putting a piece of colored paper behind my drawings, leaving the edge showing a bit like a mat, fools the scanner. At least, it fools mine.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I wouldn't have known deer like lilies! Beautiful painting/drawing. (And isn't Princples of Uncertainty, um, odd? and wonderful?!!)

Anonymous said...

Sharon,
I love your bouquet! It was fun to visit your last few entries - and to see your Christmas Cookie selection. Thanks for sharing your Holiday spirit!
Shirley
http://www.paperandthreads.com

Lynn said...

Sharon, this is just beautiful! It sounds like you had the perfect day.

Genine said...

Wonderful job ob the flowers and ornament as well.
I really enjoy your work and look forward to seeing whats next.

africantapestry said...

this is absolutely beautiful Sharon! I love everything about it...the free lines, the gentle colour, the fresh interpretation...a winner this one!
Ronell

Sharon said...

Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Virginia, I appreciate the tip about the scanner and will give it a try. Knitting painter woman - yes, the book is quite odd, but rather fun, too.

Rah Kyndl said...

A profusion of creativity...and the flowers are good, too.
I also have been enjoying your past drawings...always a pleasure to learn what's new.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is gorgeous.