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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Magnolia Bud and Branch

Posted by Picasa The magnolias are budding and will soon be in full bloom. When we bought our house years ago, one of the first things I did was cut a magnolia bloom from the tree in the front yard.
Posted by Picasa Bud losing its outer covering while the first petal opens outward.

31 comments:

Lisa said...

Linda, these are just lovely. The tonal range and leaf shapes are wonderful.

Amanda said...

beautiful linework and fantastic composition!

janey said...

These are so pretty. I'm glad you didn't color them.

annie said...

They do look good and there is so much fine detail. I am still trying to practice. On the one hand, I find I get impatient with having to bother with details. On the other hand, I enjoy playing around with shading and seeing what happens.

Lin said...

AWESOME, Linda!! How I WISH I could come close to such splendid shading!

Katherine said...

Linda - very nicely observed! You should do more like this..........

buzz said...

Very strong and graet compositions.

Chuck Rose said...

Wow. Look ay you go. I've been so busy at work lately I haven't been bloggin the way I should. And look at what I have missed. You are really growing. Way to go.

possum4all said...

Excellent! Great work.

starrgirl's world said...

really nice drawings. wonderful attention to detail and great composition, of course. i always enjoy checking your blog.

Felicity said...

Beautifully observed. I agree with Chuck, you're work is amazing.

pedalpower said...

beautiful, beautiful linework. These are lovely. I'm so glad you left them large so we can see them in detail with a click.

Karen said...

wonderful as usual. Do I get these for my birthday since I'm having to wait on the Moleskin? I hope you have lots of flowers in bloom in June and you can give me some lessons.
BS Karen

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous drawings!

Terri said...

These are just brilliant sketches. Superb! :o)

Crystal said...

really beautiful drawings... detailed yet doesn't overwhelm. lovely. hope u don't mind that i've linked to your blog from mine... :) cheers!

Marie-Dom said...

nThese are just utterly utterly beautiful.
MD

zephyr said...

what a joy it is every time i visit your blog
immersing myself in exquisite drawing like these
simply a joy!

Toni said...

i love your sketching style. these magnolias are magnificant. wonderful blog you have. I'll be back

mw said...

I am loving the double spread composition and the range of your tones. How magnificent.

karen Winters said...

Gorgeous line work, Linda

Jan said...

Beautiful hatching. Such patience! And a great eye for those seductive shapes found in magnolia flowers. Wonderful!

Cin said...

wow Linda this is so beautiful, it looks like you had a lovely quiet time slowly observing and drawing, makes me relax, slow, take a breath to look on it, ahhhhh. . . better.

Julie Oakley said...

Your hatching is so wonderful on this. It seems insane to try to represent something as smooth and delicate as a magnolia with crisscrossing black lines but this proves how beautifully it can be done. I also love your chipmunk and bluebird (birds that we do not have here in the UK despite the song 'There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover')

Teri C said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! Your shape and shading are perfect! Are you going to do one in color also??

Robin N said...

Beautiful study Linda. A favorite tree of mine. TY for your suggestion on my blog issue, however it went... poof.

Laura said...

Glorious, glorious---the bottom one is particularly stupendous with exciting composition and just to die for lines.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Linda,
And we all think we have invented the wheel! I was keeping sketchbooks and scrapbooks for years and thought I was the only one!
Peceli and I have two blogs - one babasiga is about Fiji, and the new one - two weeks old - is about Geelong (Australia) where we live. We include little drawings from our picnics, etc.
Wendy

Sioux said...

Linda, they are beautiful. We don't have magnolias here, but we saw some when on our trip...you certainly did them justice!!

Laurent Peters said...

Very nice shading! And just with cross hatching! This is really wonderfull.

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