Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crepe Myrtle and lamp post

This is the last page of this sketch book. I always look forward to starting a new book with new paper and no bad drawings in it. However opening it for the first time is always a bit of a trauma. I will put this one away on a shelf and never look back. This blog has given me the opportunity of getting these sketches out in the open.
I have been working on a painting of the Crepe Myrtle trees in my area. From a distance they are a mass of color. So I thought I would sketch this one up close. It's a wonderful tree that is completely covered in light pink flowers and a smooth clean trunk. I like the way the lamp post is snuggled into the blooms. I have been Sketchercising (walking and sketching) with Ivy daily for months now and usually she is fine, but today I sat on a bench and while working on this Ivy whined the entire time. I think it was because I was also talking on the phone. I don’t think she approved.


Laure Ferlita said...

I didn't know you had crape myrtles in CA! Ours have put on a glorious show this year, but then it's been hot than blazes and they do love the heat!

As to Ivy whining, she was not appreciating NOT being the center of attention! ;•)

Claire M said...

I like how you've captured the shadows.