Sunflower in process

This flower has been in my demonstration pad for over 5 years.  I use this drawing to demonstrate how to use the compliment to add shadows to the yellow petals without dulling the lovely yellows.  This is done in color pencil…the compliment is a soft lavender and some terra cotta helps to darken the yellows.


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Peonies revisited

I have many unfinished pieces from years of demonstrating techniques to students.  This summer I have promised myself that I would finish some of this pieces. So I’ll begin with a pair of peony buds that I did in watercolor in 2002 or 2003.  Time to finally add the graphite….a favorite way of mine to work.  The combination of graphite and watercolor seems to be somewhere between finish and process, I love the way the two mediums compliment each other.