Our first cold blast of wintry weather meant cosy time on the couch and time to draw this study of cabbage roses.
They are true Little Shop of Horror flowers as they uncurl their pink & crimson veined leaves.
It occurred to me as I was drawing, that just as a musician – no matter how skilled – will always come back to their scales & arpeggios – an artist too needs to keep practising the art of seeing and recording.
For me I was trying not to be too heavy handed and to keep the feel of the leaves. Although they are more robust than rose petals I tried to focus on the leaf margins & worked the wash out to create a fine edge.
Still a little more to develop but time to leave for a bit and come back to.
For some other autumnal pictures and still lives (is that a plural?) explore on..