Monday, June 27, 2011

Flower, Fruit and Berry Report

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Along the cart path on the 10th hole, across from the 150 yard marker is a spot large enough to park the cart and be out of the way of golfers... Standing in this one spot, I was treated to all these beauties. Eye candy everywhere!

I did the pen sketching and added watercolor to one flower, Beautyberry leaf, Hickory leaf and nut - enough for reference when I returned home.

More time was spent doing research and the lettering than sketching! I love the thrill of sketching plein air. But, the fun continues when I hit the field guides. After searching all 3 southeast wildflower field guides in my library, I had to consult the internet for the Bigroot morning-glory. I'm a Wikipedia fan!

You can enlarge the page for the full report :) Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Wow - bounty indeed! Beautiful work, Pam! I agree, plein air is the best, the lines always seem to have a lively and intimate feeling to them. Interesting common name for the morning glory too. I have fond memories of gathering hickory nuts as a child...

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  2. Such a beautiful page, Pam! Did you design it consciously or is the process more intuitive?

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  3. Second question, what kind of paper are you working on?

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  4. I englarged the page and studies it longer than I've done your others. It's wonderfully composed and has lots of information. I just love your blog...

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  5. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm still flying high from my early morning sketch-a-thon :)

    Thanks, Laure! This is more of an intuitive page - the design gods were with me ;) I'm using Fabriano HP. Sorry this is short.... I'm on my iPod.

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  6. Joan, thanks so much! That brings me joy :)

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  7. Pam, I, too am a great user of Wikipedia. I use it as a starting out point and always check what it says because I have found a few errors in the information. The internet is wonderful for identification issues.
    I love your water color sketches. If you ever want a change of scenery, I have a couple guest rooms waiting for you. I would love to see some of your work focused on some of our Ohio Valley hilltop grown treasures.
    That is actually a serious invitation.

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  8. Thank you, Nellie! Wow, what a treat a visit to your haven would be! I will certainly keep your invitation is mind :)

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  9. Gorgeous spread! I really enjoy how you incorporate hand lettering. Great design.

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  10. ...really cool, Pam. Like Laure, I love the layout. Your lettering is always so pretty. Love how you combine tech and art. I need to spend a bit of time reading this one!

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  11. Thanks, Kelly. It is a busy page. Lots of goodies. Hope you had a great time in the mountains!

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