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Friday, March 28, 2014

"Single Hollyhock", Gardens & Parks, Lynn Cohen



I took Elisa Choi's challenge to draw first with my paint brush ...

But I could not leave well enough alone ...
I used white gel pen to define the petals of this huge close up photo I took of a hollyhock in our back yard ...
... and black SX ink to outline/define the inner black part of the flower ...


Then I used a bold black calligraphy pen to further define the dark inner part.


None of these photos show the true color of my paint as the flower and my paint is more pink/rose tones not the orange you see here. You can decide which you like best or not. ;-) It was a fun challenge and exercise! Enjoy a creative day!

21 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous. Love the splash of color. Fun to experiment.

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    1. Thanks, Cris. It did make a splash didn't it! ;-)

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  2. I wasn't sure which blog to leave a comment but then when I visited both they were so colourful and creative I decided I'd leave a comment on both ;D
    Fabulous vibrant colours and interesting to see your progress through the painting.

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    1. Thank you Nessie and thanks for visiting both blogs!!!!

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  3. Oh such a pretty and promising flower. Love the loose style you've used and the colors as well.

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  4. Lynn!!!! this is so gorgeous!!!! what a beautiful piece!!!

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    1. Thank you Diana, glad you like it so much!

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  5. I love seeing this whole process! I like them all, but I think I like the middle one best, with all the different things about it (textures, colors, differently defined areas…) Love seeing the hollyhock up CLOSE! :)

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    1. Margaret, I love how you SEE so much in my art works, thanks a bunch.

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  6. Wow Lynn! This is really good. Glad you added the ink and white lines too, it really makes this PoP!! :-)

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    1. thanks for your feedback Ann, means a lot.

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  7. Lovely job on the single hollyhock! It is fun to see how it changes with a little more added each time. The final one is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Joan, nice to know which you like too.

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  8. I often paint first and add liner work second, then paint some more, then add more liner. LOL. It's a process. Nice hollyhocks, Lynn.

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    1. Thanks Penny. I'm always nervous about when I should stop already! ;-)

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  9. That is a marvelous splash of color and I like it better with the white and black accents.

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    1. Thanks Fran, nice to know which you liked.

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  10. Your Hollyhock stands out with lots of magical color. Thanks for the step by step. Looks awesome. Each layer gave it more vitality.

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    1. Thanks Gloria, I appreciate your feedback.

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  11. Lynn, great splash of color as you say! It is really wonderful with colors and then you added the white lines, that makes the flower still more expressive! Beautiful work!

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