Azaleas for Sylvie
I worked on another drawing for granddaughter, Logan, it caught the eye of her
aunt Sylvie. Although she wished for
it, she understood when I told her that I couldn’t give it to her, because it was “Logan’s Zinnas”. Later, she told me that since she couldn’t
drawing that I had to do one for her – and it had to be one which she would
like just as much.
stewed over our daughter’s request. I
just wasn’t sure what she would like.
She knows my style and is often the critic who is not afraid to express
her opinion on a painting or drawing.
Finally, I showed her this drawing in its semi-complete stage and she
said she wanted it. One would think the
pressure was off. But I was at a stage
in the drawing where I knew it wasn’t complete, and I wasn’t sure how to finish
it. After setting it aside for an
extended time, I recently went back to it.
An examination revealed the contrast between the flowers and the leaves
was not established sufficiently. So,
recognizing the risk of ruining the drawing which Sylvie had said she wanted, I
threw caution to the wind. Using the
darkest pencil lead I reworked parts of the drawing. I think it worked and the good news is that
my daughter still wants the original – and it is hers.
for Sylvie” is a graphite drawing on 24 x 18 in. paper, in pointillist style. Giclee reproductions are available.
reproductions are on archival paper. The colors of the giclee are as
close as possible to the original, however some differences may occur.
Images will be slightly smaller than paper size listed below due to a minimum one inch border required for printing.
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