Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 9 "Art Every Day Month" - Winter Echinacea

The best thing about participating in Art Every Day Month is the opportunity to try out a different medium each day. Today, I bought myself some new toys - an ink "brush" pen (like a fountain pen, but with a brush head) and some all-sorted grey artists pens. After trying out a few different subjects, I plumped for this dried out echinacea plant on my balcony. In summer it was a beautiful vibrant pink and although it's lost all colour now, I think the dark stems, crispy petals and spiky heads have a delicate sculptural feel to them. I thought it particularly suited the monochrome palette of my new pens.




7 comments:

  1. you nailed it - excellent pen work - great piece of art

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  2. Nice! Ink brush pens can be great, but I find them a little hard for me to work with. Again though, practice, practice.

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  3. This is very interesting. :-) i like it!

    xoxo
    ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  4. Well I am amazed, lovely pic and to think I nearly pulled them out and chucked them in the bin, a work of art would be lost, mmmmmmm

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  5. A different medium every day is a great idea and this is a great result... your pen work is beautifully loose but you have kept the form... I love it xx

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  6. "Anonymous" (above) must be my mother, who tried to convince me to chop all the heads of the echinacea when they dried out! ha ha

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