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Monday, September 12, 2005

Blackberry Lily


Blackberry lily, from my sister's yard. NOW I know how it got it's name!

This is in a new sketchbook -- it is 11" high by 13" wide, and is 140# watercolor paper. Much fancier than I'm used to, and I'm having a blast with it!Posted by Picasa

13 comments:

Laurent Peters said...

Very nice, it looks so real. I like the white spot on each fruit. did you you use a masking medium?

Linda said...

Thanks, Laurent. I just painted around the highlights with each glaze, sometimes coming in a little bit tighter and sometimes going out further away. The berries are actually very dark, but I was worried about losing detail. Must keep practicing!

Lindsay said...

Linda, this is lovely. Such lyrical lines! Thanks for you comment and we'll just have to content our selves with cyber crawls!

Laura said...

I have these in my garden and love them! You've really got their slender gracefulness and those suprising berries that come after the blooms fall. What brand of sketchbook are you using?

Linda said...

Laura, I believe it is a Canson / Montvale watercolor book. It has about 20 pages, black covers, and is sturdily spiral bound. I normally use the next size down "all media book", which is 90# watercolor paper. The 140# can really take a lot of repeated washes, though! I'm trying to use it for those careful and thought out sketches.

janeys said...

This is so crisp, almost looks like a photo. And the highlights on the berries are great. And wow - 11x13 biblical size.

Terri said...

A beautiful delicate sketch. I like it very much. Well done. :o)

Carol Bonomo said...

I meant to comment yesterday. These are practically luminous with light. Wonderful work.

Teri C said...

These are just beautiful Linda! Are you sure you didn't take a photo of the real flowers? :)

Teri

Cin said...

so graceful, this is wonderful!!

Julie said...

Beautiful. I love it!

Amy said...

Beautiful work! Looks like it could be in one of those botany books. Nice attention to details..and the colours are subtle and beautiful too.

Jori Lynn Keyser said...

Linda, Can you contact me asap? I'd like to use this beautiful painting in my next newsletter (coming out Monday). My e-mail address is jorilynn@mic.fr.