Monday, June 30, 2014

Icon of Summer

Sunflower

Nothing says "Summer" louder than a sunflower.

Sunflower

So, as I've been completely consumed with summer vacation, energetic children, and squeezing in some filming of my new "Watercolor Pencils" class.  This has left little time for my daily spontaneous art practice, so I thought I would share this mixed media sun-flower I painted last year.

Sunflower

It is done in an Stillman & Birn "Epsilon" Series sketchbook.  A truly wonderful book that although designed for sketching and light washes, it has a remarkable ability to stand up to much much more.

Sunflower

 This sunflower is many layers of acrylic and watercolor pencils, pastel and ink.  Seriously, all that!!  Not the tiniest bleed through our finished buckle.

Sunflower

Did you sketch over the weekend?  
Be sure to link up you sketchbook or art journal pages on Friday Sketches.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. xx