Thursday, April 16, 2009

Colorful Azaleas of Spring

Here's a colored pencil drawing I did on April 16, 1998. A friend of mine visited my house and brought along a lavish bouquet of azalea blossoms. Her house was surrounded by azaleas, some of them unusual specimens. I placed the cut azaleas in two glass vases, one of them an iridescent blue art glass, and I drew them. The azalea bloom happened earlier that year than this year. Due to cold damp weather the bushes have not yet bloomed this year. This was a rare occasion when I got to use the bright pink colors of my colored pencil set in a "realistic" drawing. Original size is about 10" x 8 1/2".

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