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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gardens and Parks - "Statue" by Fran

Buddha in the Garden  81/2x11

I love drawing with pencil.  But I love color too.  I wanted to draw the Buddha statue from my small garden. I posted a sketch earlier in the month of this garden with its azalea and bouganvilla, but the statue just did not work out well.

  I started this pencil drawing soon after.  I used drawing paper which is best for pencil but when I added the watercolor for the flowers, the paper wrinkled a bit adding a few extra shadows. Oh well, they work in well.

Also linking to Paint Party Friday

22 comments:

  1. Fran this is absolutely gorgeous, stunning! Wow. It works in all ways.

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  2. I love the contrast between the neutral statue and the bright colors of the flowering plants. Nicely done!

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  3. I love this style of both pencil and watercolour together, but in their own places...very good and the shadows created by the wrinkle paper is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Ann. Yes I was lucky that the shadows did not ruin the photo.

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  4. Hi Fran. Outstanding Buddha. This is a really great sketch Fran. You are very talented. We have a Buddha as well but the one we have is very chunky.:) Great job!

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    1. Thank you. LOL, my Buddha even had pects. Must be when he was youngerl

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  5. A beautiful drawing of your peaceful corner of the garden, and the Buddha looks perfect.

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  6. Gorgeous job on the stone texture of the statue!!! I like it contrasted with the colorful flowers!

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  7. wow this is so beautiful Fran. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Oh this drawing/painting is amazing!!! I love the way the flowers came out, the little bit of color against the greys in the drawing. Absolutely beautiful! Happy PPF

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  9. Beautiful work!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  10. Gorgeous, wow! Particularly the head and fabric.

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  11. Such beautiful gorgeous water colour work Fran.Lovely Statue! Those flowers with the spontaneous shadows are wonderfully whimsical.

    Annabelle : )

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  12. Gorgeous work Fran....very peaceful...

    Hugs Giggles

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