Monday, April 07, 2008

Wild Flowers

This piece was shown at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY and at the Everson Museum as part of an "on My Own Time" Show, both in 1984. I also completed it in 1984. It is pen and ink pointillism on paper. Click to enlarge. The actual drawing inside the mat border is 8" by 12".

Verne, my brother, nearly had a heart attack when he saw it because some of the flowers are not in bloom at the same time of year, so this actual bouquet would never be seen. I had a good time drawing it because I love flowers and I chose ones that gave me the best opportunity to use the craft to its best advantage. See how the Jack in the Pulpits have lots of fluted creases to be drawn in as well as twisted petals. Those are divine to do in pointillism. Please let me know your comments.


7 comments:

thonnibg said...

Love it and I see one of the flowers is a lilium,which I love too!

Doug said...

Gorgeous work, Sue!

Yvespaul said...

No art critic here but I really like it. Your brother's reaction is hilarious as well.

ehirano said...

Great work sue! not all the time we represent the real life, that´s the great thing about imagination.

Hugs for the whole week!

Sh@ney said...

It is very pretty Sue...The one thing I noticed about drawings (of any nature) is that without colour it is quite hard to capture the attention it deserves. The artwork is fantastic even without colour it is still striking. You are very clever you know! xox

theysaywordscanbleed said...

What a lovely sketch!

Arlene,
Port Orchard florist

dibern said...

Sue you have a fabulous talent!