Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Breakfast Blooms...Lily of the Incas

Art and Oatmeal with Honeycrisp apple slices, dried cranberries, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a Lily of the Incas.

This is the first layer of gouache, white gel pen, and Pentel brush pen done during oatmeal.

By noon, the breakfast bloom was looking somewhat blase to me. Not the real flower, this species (Alstroemeria) lasts very long as a cut flower. It was the sketch that seemed to lack a spark. Since the art supplies were still on the kitchen table, I decided to "punch it up" a bit during lunch.

Covered the heavy black brush pen lines and added more color to the petals.

Also covered the white gel pen lines. I ended the "do-over" with a contrasting background allowing some of the flower to "bloom" into it. Still exploring the possibilities of gouache in the Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Sketchbook.

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