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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cherry Blossom...two versions

'Cherry Blossoms l' 'Cherry Blossoms ll' pastel 5x7
My Cherry trees are blooming and I wanted to paint them before the blooms were gone. Yesterday was a rainy day here in Georgia so I cut a small branch of blooms and brought it inside to paint. I was still in the 'folly' painting mode so I thought I would try two small paintings in my usual style and one in the charcoal line style. That was an interesting experiment!
I'll be shifting gears now to get ready for my upcoming workshop on painting the moody landscape. Tomorrow I'll be posting my updated Spring ans Summer class schedule. I have some fun ideas!


Marian Fortunati said...

Totally different, and I like them both!!

Cindy Michaud said...

I never would have guessed that I would love the charcoal line one the best! Nice to see both.

Dorothy said...

I was wondering if the charcoal smudges when you add the color? The black lines sure make the image "pop"!

Karen said...

Thanks everyone! I like the charcoal one best and it was so much fun to do.
Dorothy, the charcoal doesn't smudge. I used a round stick of compressed charcoal. You could probably use a hard stick of black pastel too.