March 16, 2011

"Purple Spring Flowers & Mouse"

“Purple Spring Flowers & Mouse”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X 3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic watercolor washes
Artist’s sketch paper mounted to watercolor paper
March 2011
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With early spring my yard begins to be populated with tiny delicate purple flowers.  I gathered two varieties of them together and brought them inside to sketch. As I sketched them in my sketch book I began to draw a little mouse beside them who seemed to be studying them along with me.  He soon became part of my composition and I liked the results so much that I cut out my sketch and mounted it to a piece of watercolor paper to stiffen it, then I finished it with colored pencil and acrylic paint.