Friday, May 23, 2008

Tulips in my Sketchbook

The grey hues are the waves in the paper, I didn't bother to arrange this in photoshop. Today is a beautiful day,, the sun is almost shining, and poeple are busy outside, probably thinking happily "this is the weekend".


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17 comments:

Kim said...

It is great you didn't fix them and is lovely to see your sketchbook drawings are not perfect paintings. I do not even have photoshop nor would I know how to use it. :) Most likely I should learn, though.

Your tulips are wonderful and I love the way you have captured them as they are waining. You have a lovely eye for the line, Andrea.

What will you do this weekend? A beautiful weekend in Paris...

sukipoet said...

I like the insides of the tulips. Botanical studies like Victorian watercolor artists often did.

I dont have photoshop either. And am not even sure what it is, a program to fiddle with photos. Anywya, they look fine to me. Have a fun weekend. Here we have a 3 day Memorial Day holiday. there is an open studio tour tomorrow that I will go on. Fun.

Cris in Oregon said...

Love to see your sketchbook studies. These are wonderful. I like the bugs you put in here and there around the flowers almost like a BUG HUG. :)

human being said...

so beautiful..
i love the way an insect (is it a fly? it's too small for a butterfly)
is buzzing around the tulip... making the painting alive...

Peter J. Crowley said...

I agree I love the tulips and the waves in the paper lend to the feeling of 3 dimensional images. I'm off to stroll for coffee and images at an outdoor cafe. There is sun today. New blog from me as soon as blogger gets fixed? No image upload for 3 or more days now. enjoy pjc

andrea said...

The line quality is magical. I love these.

Paula said...

I really like these tulips. The colors are particularly interesting and I for one like the shadows of the paper.

Cestandrea said...

Kim, thank you:) What I'll do this weekend? Well, today it's Saturday and in a minute I'll go to the market to buy fresh vegetables and fish and when I come back, I'll paint the big Peonies I bought in the wonderful flowershop not far from our appartment...

Cestandrea said...

Suki, photoshop is another way to spend too much time on the computer. I have workd so much with it that I flee it now and always prefer the "real" painting, it can be useful though in order to give your work a "professional" touch, a thing they so much want you to show these days...

Cestandrea said...

Cris, when I draw these in my parent's garden, there were so many busy insects flying around the plants, that it would have been not correct to put some of them into the painting, they would have complained...

Cestandrea said...

Human Being, the buzzing insects came by, buzzing into my ear, and they said "paint us, paint us, buzz buzz buzz" :) Big bees and drones and little quick softfurred ones that had wings which moved so fast you couldn't see them anymore, like miniature hummingburds with furr,
love A.

Cestandrea said...

Peter, how nice to be free and take off for coffee and images like a bee for honey in a beautiful flower.
Hope your blogger gets fixed soon, so that we can follow your journey again.

Cestandrea said...

Andrea, thank you my nametwin, I should be doing more of these, oh there are so many things to do that I can't chose what to do first:) Thanks for visiting always:)

Cestandrea said...

Paula, you are right, now that you say that, I like the wavey shadows too:)love A.

Lynn said...

Absolutely lovely Andrea. I envy your ability to capture the beauty of things in pen and ink.

Lynette said...

Your sketchbook flowers are wonderful Andrea and you really captured the beauty and delicate line and color of the flowers so well.

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea, wie immer, wenn ich Blumenskizzen von Dir bewundern darf, fällt mir die Sensibilität auf, mit der Du dem Wesen einer Pflanze nachspürst. Wenn man Deine Tulpen sieht, dann versteht man die einstige Tulpomania der Holländer. Ich hätte mich damals jedenfalls nicht von Rembrandt sondern nur von Andrea porträtieren lassen. (Wer weiß, was für ein Unkraut da letztlich auf der Leinwand gelandet wäre, grins)
Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Wochenstart. Liebe Grüße vom
Wurzerl