Black and White in the Green Season

Here are the latest entries in my art card series. I’m getting pretty addicted to these. It does seem strange to do these black and white drawings when there is this riot of spring color outside.

My neighborhood’s gardens are erupting with new flowers. When I go about my daily walking, all the colors and smells put a spring in my step. It’s been raining like crazy, but the gray clouds just make all the lovely poppies, peonies, and roses stand out even more. So the rain doesn’t really bug me except for the grass growing way too quickly.

I have some outrageous tomato-red oriental poppies in my yard and I would love to draw them. I keep looking at them with the intention of trying to capture them in colored pencil or paint, but my confidence falters and I end up doing some weeding instead. Weeding instead of drawing? What the @!*# is wrong with me?



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11 responses to “Black and White in the Green Season

  1. I love this series – your portraits are fabulous! You have such great control of shading in gray. I’m in awe!

  2. caseytoussaint

    I think we’re all getting addicted to admiring these. I love them!

  3. Your artwork is fun to look at. Good likenesses and washes. Keep posting.

  4. Sarah

    I’d love to see what you do with the poppies – I’ve some just coming out in my garden, not oriental, the ‘weed’ type and I’ve been thinking about drawing them. How about I challenge you and you me? We could just show them to each other first if you like – no onus to ‘publish’.

  5. genxster

    Shirley: Thanks to you. Glad you like my portraits. The control comes from using brushmarkers. I’m pleased with how my technique is improving.

    Casey: What praise! Thanks.

    Terry: How nice of you to come by again. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Lea: How nice! Thank you.

    Sarah: Great idea. Oh yes! Let’s trade poppy drawings.

  6. I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up and seeing your black and white cards.

  7. genxster

    Thanks for stopping by Corinne.

  8. awesome series. it’s been way too long since i stopped by.

    stay well,

  9. What?! Weeding instead of drawing?!? You’ve got to be kidding! LOL But seriously, I’m glad you got to draw these totally delish art cards! Your rock Mellanie!

  10. genxster

    Hey Blaine, thanks for stopping by.

    Joan, thanks so much for your delish comment. These cards are fun. I’m waiting for more inspiration so I can do some more.

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