Every year Spring goes so quickly – all the buoyant beauty and exuberant color gone after a month or so. Several years ago I tried to capture its essence with pressed flowers, which quickly became only faded reflections of a memory. This season I’m taking another whack at it, thru sketching. We’ll see if the extended focus required for drawing keeps the visions fresh in my spirit.
The added bonus – I have a flower journal! Actually, two – one for sketches, and one for inked versions of them. For the latter I used Collage Podge on gesso-painted canvas for the covers, and water colored/stamped paper for the pages. Working well so far!
Now to work on buttercups. As we toured Maymont last week, daughter Julia’s question to grandaughter Lily: do you love butter?!