Today a little something to celebrate the beginning of Spring ~
White Flower Study, was a quick charcoal drawing (9×6) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. My objective for this still life was to sketch the flower without too much detail leaving an overall impression of soft infused light. Some interesting patterns developed that I’ll probably use in a future drawing.
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OH so delicate!
Thank you Elena – drawing florals is still a slow subject for me. Great though for exploring and learning more about both graphite and charcoal techniques.
Love this!! Love the motion and simplicity!
Thanks Mamie – simplicity is what I was after, glad you were able to see the intent of the drawing.
this is truly amazing and beautiful.
Thank you so much Holly!!
Nature’s brief elegance rendered into permanent art. Such good work.
Thank you Brenda, really liked your description of what I was trying to portray. Thanks again ~
My pleasure. 😀
Nicely done Mary! And perfect for Easter! Wishing you a blessed Easter.
Thank you so much Rita! Hope you had a wonderful Easter ~
You succeeded Mary, beautiful light glows from your flower.
Thank you so much – your reaction was what I was hoping for with this drawing.
Thank you Fiona – much appreciated!!
many beautiful shades! I ❤
Thank you so much Dsaquarelles!!
I love this. I can just see the softness in the petals! So pretty!
Thank you Elizabeth!!
Lovely ‘suggestion’ of a flower, Mary! Happy Easter to you and yours 🙂
Thanks so much Jo – Happy Easter and hope you had a wonderful holiday.
I saw your post while waiting for our plane to take off and only had time to click the like button before shutting down my phone.
This is a most intriguing drawing Mary. I am taken in by the subtle changes in value and left wanting to touch the flower! You portrayed it’s delicateness in a very remarkable way. It looks so soft! Very nicely done!
Thank you my dear friend, loved your read on the flower – it was a very interesting subject to try out with charcoal. Have a save trip home, best wishes and Happy Easter.
The effect of white flowers with charcoal….that’s real talent, Mary! … 🙂
I like that you show your work in progress. It will be interesting to see how it changes as you work with it. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I’m doing a series on artist’s studios since we had a tour of them last weekend that was really a lot of fun.:)
Very luxuriant! Perfect for spring and Easter weekend! Have a lovely Easter, Mary!
Beautiful study, Mary and perfect for the beginning of Spring! 🙂
Happy weekend, my friend. 🙂
It’s lovely….happy spring to you😊💕
Soft and silky and once again you have created beauty.
Thank you Dorann – love your description!
and a fine impression it is, Miss Mary
top drawer, as usual
Thank you so much Uncle John for your lovely feedback – a quick study to bring a little impressionism to showcase the flower.
Beautifully done! I didn’t think it’s possible to draw white flower with charcoal! 🙂
Thanks Amy – a fun little study of white petals. Was a good exercise for working the values.
Lovely little study and a delightful image to say hello to Spring! Thank you Mary for this beauty and may your Spring be a bright and happy one! Hugs~Eva
Thank you so much Eva – so glad you liked the study. My small way of welcoming in the new Season – Happy Spring to you my friend!
Thank you Mary, may yours be full of delight as well!
Beautiful Mary. It is wonderful to see how your work is made.
Thank you Nicodemas – always appreciate your supportive feedback.
Beautiful – You give a new scope to the medium of charcoal. Janet:)
Thank you so much Janet! Hope you have a lovely Easter this weekend ~
The epitome of softness…..
We had a bit of snow today….but it will go away quickly. No flowers, yet, though.
Thank you Cynthia – always appreciate your encouraging feedback! I took a few photos earlier in the week, should post this weekend perhaps. But woke up today to 49 degrees and still only in the low 50’s – kind of a reminder that the cold is still lingering. Sorry to read that you’ve had more snow, it’s time for a little warmth to head your way!
I love this! It is so … ethereal!
Thank you Francesca – “ethereal” is perfect way to describe. Much appreciated!
This is really lovely, Mary. A beautiful drawing to celebrate spring. 🙂
Thank you so much Slyvia ~ Happy Spring to you!
Very impressionistic and satisfying.
There is little point in heralding spring over here as it is perpetually spring (with the occasional oratory from the wind).
Thank you Prospero for your descriptives, impressionistic is what I was aiming for! I can only imagine being surrounded by beautiful flowers everyday, all year long – that would be magical in my book.
A white flower done with charcoal? And done beautifully! Such talent.
Thank you for your kind comment – much appreciated.
That’s beautiful, Mary. Nicely done!
Thank you Jill!