Friday, 5 October 2012

Botanical

I got a commission to paint flower fairies - wisteria and lilies - by a good friend of mine. She wanted them done in a “grown up” manner! They were to be a present for her mother who is fairy mad. I love painting and drawing flowers, I love painting and drawing people, but fairies? It was pushing the boundaries for me, I kept putting the task to one side. I have just discovered this blog Just Add Water Silly through a link up from Tracey Fletcher King's blog to the Artists' Play Room. This week the challenge was Botanical.

Hmm, I thought, I wonder? So I finally got cracking and over the last few days worked on these two pictures. I am pleased with them I hope they fill the brief for my friend. I really enjoyed doing them, to the extent I am think of doing some more! Just shows it pays to step outside your boundaries from time to time.
wisteria fairy
Lily fairy

 
For these I used watercolour pencils, gouache, and a gel pen on A4 hot pressed paper

Linking with Artist's Play Room

7 comments:

  1. these are beautifully rendered drawings. I usually don't love faries, but I'd have to say, your work could be my conversion. I especially like the lily fairy. These are beautiful and welcome to the Artist's Play Room!
    Best,
    Jenn

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  2. My route to the Artist's Playroom was via Tracey Fletcher King too and this week's challenge is also my first time :) Your fairies are beautiful, such lovely soft colours.

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  3. What beautiful faeries - I especially like the Lily Fairy - lovely work indeed :0)

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  4. Lovely fairies. You are really good at drawing them. Congratulations! I´m visiting from Jenns APR-Artist Play Room.

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  5. Glad you broke the ice to get your project started. I really think you did a wonderful job. I especially like the lily fairy.

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  6. These are really lovely. I realised I'd missed these when I went through and back through APR!! Glad Jenn does that "round-up" post so I could see your fairies. Just wonderful.

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  7. So sorry I am so late for APR this week... but glad I got here in the end and so glad you are joining us in the play room... really love this fairy and they are going to be thrilled to receive them I am sure... the wisteria in the top one is just perfect and I love the lily fairy and serene she looks... sorry again for being late... hopeless I know!!!

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