Monday, 25 August 2008

Plums


It has been a little while since my last post but I have been very busy. A week ago I received a very nice gift over the post. It came from Italy. I met someone on the Internet. We mail about art, mostly botanical art. He started a few years ago painting and drawing plants. I saw his work and I liked it very much. We discuss each others work and also the work of other artists. It is very inspiring and fun. But I was so surprised when the post came and I found Four of my favourite drawings he made. What was this? What do you do in return? I can't just say: “wow, thanks!" So I started thinking about what I should give him in return..... He liked my drawing of Plums and Blueberries but it is one of my first.... This drawing reminded him of Giovanna Garzoni who was his inspiration to start painting botanical subjects. So I thought since it is the time for it, I should get me some plums and just try to draw some... I made two so far. Not quite finished yet but I show them to you anyway.
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I think I'll make a few more, I love the colours and it is going very good so far... I don't know if my new friend will have them all, I'll probably keep some for myself... but I think, I hope, he will be very happy with this.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Gorgeous. Your colored pencil work is exceptional.

Sigrid said...

Thanks Andrea!

Gillian said...

I love these. You've captured the bloom on the plums so very well. They look good enough to eat. x

Sigrid said...

Ha ha! they were....

Anita Davies said...

These are both awesome!!!

Sigrid said...

Thank you very much Anita!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi, I just wanted to tell you I love your paintings and drawings, and I've enjoyed having a visit on your blog! I'm going to add your link to mine.
Cheers,
Jala