Thursday, 22 September 2011
It was interesting to see the difference between my first drawing and the second where, with only a little cheating, I tried to draw only looking at the plant not at the paper. I hope even with the addition of stitch this looser approach shows. I had thought of adding some stitch to the cones but could not come up with something I liked or felt could convey the velvety mounds. I think the straight stitch works well to outline the petals and conveys the first signs of autumn collapse. The stems I'm afraid have turned into bamboo! What I need is some stitch to convey their willowy curves. Several layers of watercolour convey the grasses amongst which the echiacea grow and echo the work I did on Day 19..