Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring is in the air

This week I noticed the first signs of spring - the bulbs that I planted in my garden last fall are starting to appear. Here in Colorado, the beginning of March doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be any more snow this season, but I can't help feeling like spring is in the air.
These sunflowers seem to appear out of nowhere each year - I think a result of seeds falling out of my birdfeeders or squirrels attempting to store some food in the ground for the winter. I just let them grow wild in my backyard. I love the way they look and how birds, butterflies, and bees gather around them to feed - they are what inspired this painting.
This is the largest colored pencil painting that I've ever created - it's 24" x 36" - and it took me three months to finish. For the background, I used blue ink, which I applied with a sponge.
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7 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I'm ready for spring too! These sunflowers are gorgeous!

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  3. Spring is in the air, unfortunately not here (lots of snow this week.) But, this makes me feel like spring. Very warming!

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  4. Very nice work. I am surprised that it only took 3 months to finish.
    I also like the composition.
    Jean

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  5. This is lovely. I have never attempted such a large piece in coloured pencils, but can imagine it takes many weeks to complete.

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  6. I really like the sunflower painting. And wow that is alot alot of work in a piece that size. It is beautiful.

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  7. Wow Diann! I had not checked your blog lately and just catching up to enjoy viewing your art. You are inspiring! 24' x 36" color pencil is beautiful and I'm sure that was a lot of work! I also love the idea of the book mark instead of bus. card.

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