Poinsettias in a Dark Room

img_1512-1I was trudging away at my computer but distracted by the poinsettias at the other side of the room. It has been a few days since I sketched and I wanted to get back on track. I painted quickly and did not get the shapes and colors of this gorgeous plant right. Often when I work fast, it results in a relaxed and fluid painting, but not this time. I don’t really like this gouache and pastel sketch but the point of sketching every day is to keep up a steady pace of learning. So, I will count this an hour well spent despite not being pleased with the outcome.


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5 Responses to Poinsettias in a Dark Room

  1. AANGEE says:


    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Sheila Greer says:

    Sarah, I was surprised to read that you did not like this sketch (Painting) – I fell in love with it the second it popped up on my screen. It is loose and flow-ie and it GLOWS. I feel the blue lines here and there really add to the excitement of the soft glowing colors. For me, the black foreground (as subtle as it is) gives great depth in conjunction with the brights in the soft pretty pot. Great variety in color and line, soft to hard here and there. I feel this is much, much better than you realize….. LOL. Loving it here in R.B.

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  3. deb92024 says:

    The way the blossoms fill the top of the picture suggests the way the filled your field of vision and distracted you. Xox

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  4. tprevey says:

    Despite your dissatisfaction, you managed to capture the structure, colors and character of the Pointsettia quite nicely!


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