April showers bring…May showers, or so it seems. We’ve had many days with only a glimpse of sun. But magnolia blossoms are so fleeting that I was determined to try to capture a few blooms before they lay scattered across the lawn. Yet each time I grabbed my sketchbook, sun quickly gave way to clouds. I finally managed a very quick sketch against blue skies, before it turned gray again. I added watercolor and text later inside, using an old fashioned dip pen with waterproof black ink.
Beautiful! Your calligraphy is a perfect compliment to the graceful branch of the magnolia.
Thanks Linda…I enjoyed looking at your pastels, too!
we love your work, Jean! All of it! But the star magnolia is one of my faves. I’ll be sure to share this with my mom (just another of your many fans).
Thanks Fran– It’s nice to have fans!