Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Work in progress

I loved these musk thistles I photographed last month.  They are so viciously spiny and yet thistledown is so soft. I am working on some ideas.
This is my first sketch - pigment liner and colour pencil

and this is what I am working on at the moment which I thought I'd share

acrylic with some gel pen. It could be left like this or I may work in creating more textures. I like to live with something a few days.


marigold jam said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog - I have come over to see who you are from there! Love no, adore your ginger cat banner! Is that your work? Your thistles are gorgeous - I wish I could draw or paint but that doesn't seem to be my metier in spite of being a craft butterfly! I'll be visiting your blog again now that I have found you!


Grammy said...

That is wonderful. I some times over do and can not go back. I am still learning. And the best thing I have learned it to let go. If I don't like what I did add another layer or start over. It is for my pleasure of creation,so I do not worry.

Menopausal musing said...

I know what you mean about "living with something for a few days"........... Lovely work.

Selina Wallace said...

love the thistles - really beautiful.