Four Flower drawings

Rose
Waterlily

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These four drawings stem from a period when I was learning to paint porcelain. It was a painstaking process, and my patience did give out. What remains are some sketches and – if it isn’t much – it’s better than nothing.

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Bouquet
Columbines

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© HMH, 2021

6 comments

  1. I can see these as tiles in a kitchen or bathroom. I never tried to paint tiles. I love your colors; they remind me of spring. I can’t paint a rose to save me. Can I make one suggestion? None of them seem to have a shadow below them, you know, just a darkening of the color(s) the object is over.

    1. Debi, You are absolutely right about the shadows, but that is the way to do porcelain painting. There is no shadowing — only the essence of flowers. So to speak.
      I was surprised how easy it was to paint flowers this way . . . even then. Must be more than forty years ago. Ehre does the time go?

      1. They look like you just did them! And you’re right, porcelain flowers aren’t shadowed. Missed that! Do you paint now? I sort of gave it up for writing. It came to one or the other.

        1. I do paint when the light allows, which can be seldom here in North Germany. That said, it’s been years since I tried my hand at porcelain painting. It is too expensive — and I prefer other media, like watercolour or acrylics.

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