|5/30/21 Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle and Supracolor in Stillman & Birn |
One of my purchases at the farmers market on Saturday was a couple of gorgeous bouquets. I think fresh flowers from local growers are one of the best bargains at farmers markets – so much less expensive than a florist, not to mention many times fresher. Before taking them to the cemetery, I pulled out a few favorites for myself. (I knew my parents and sister wouldn't mind sharing.)
I needed a peony for my colored pencil class this week. Before I did the homework assignment, though, I attempted the bouquet as loosely as possible. The result is a colorful mess. The pink peony, which was intended to be my focus, came out overworked and formless; I certainly hope I do better for class. I think I like the foliage best – loose, yet evoking the gesture of the way leaves grow.