Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Forsythia



A couple of weeks ago I cut some forsythia branches and put them in water because I was desperate for spring. I knew that eventually, something would sprout from those bare twigs. It was a joy to see the bright yellow blossoms, especially since there is still quite a bit of snow out there!

I will sharpen this up a little, but I like it at this stage too... soft and sketchy.

6"x6", colored pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord

7 comments:

Gillian said...

Oh, it's perfect just the way it is. All soft and dreamy. I love the way Forsythia can be encouraged into bloom indoors. It really lifts the spirits, doesn't it.

cilliest said...

Are you sure I am related to you? I just spent another 30 minutes engrossed in your drawings. I can't chose a favorite. I can't look too long, I get weepy. NJ is a far away place when I come out of your drawings. Does that make sense?

Liz P said...

Thank you, Gillian. You have such a nice way of saying things. I like that you "encourage" your forsythia. I've always "forced" mine! :~)

Liz P said...

Oh, Cilliest, now you're making me weepy!

Maryann said...

Hi Liz,
What a nice blog you have. What talent!
You have reminded me to go out and find some forsythia that I can coerce to open.
btw..glad you liked my fish dish. I love it cooked that way. And your lyrics are probably the correct ones, but that old man was so cute..I couldn't mess with his phrasing, could I? :)

Ron Morrison said...

Beautiful muted tones!

Robyn said...

Now I know it can be forced, mine better watch out next spring! Charming drawing, as usual, your work always gives me such pleasure to look at, Liz.