Thursday, December 04, 2008

Winter Flowers

Snow drop, watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil, 2008


As the snow settles in and the ground freezes here in Ohio, flowers are hard to come by. I find myself painting more colorful compositions as the days become grayer. The above painting is actually from October, when there was still color to be found in the woods.

In addition to seeking color in my own work this time of year, I find myself drawn to colorful and vibrant work of other artists. The beautiful, meditative watercolor flowers of Karen Faulkner are a perfect example. They exhibit such beauty in simplicity and form with a sweet subtlety of color. I can almost feel her brushwork in each flower. Just lovely! Check out her blog and shop for a beautiful selection of flowers to brighten the gray days of winter. Here are a few of my current favorites!





3 comments:

Karen Faulkner said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer! I love your snowdrop.

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Wonderful!

storybeader said...

Karen's watercolors are just beautiful! Very talented!