Experiments in Pink

Today’s WP prompt is PINK so it’s a good day to share some recent sketches of a day lily I photographed in my garden last June. A few weeks ago, using a combination of Tombow pens, watercolor paint and Inktense pencils, I created a satisfying range of pinks in these two versions:

Though their name prepares us that each lily flower will last only one day, I am amazed the plant expends so much energy for such short lived beauty! When these beauties are in bloom, I try to spend time in the garden each day so I don’t miss a single blossom.

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9 thoughts on “Experiments in Pink

  1. Your sketches are as gorgeous as your determination to appreciate their inspiration. Though the beauty of these blossoms may be just a flash in the pan, they are worth all the energy expended by the plant if they can bring you the joy they clearly do. Art, even from nature, takes sacrifice. The best any artist can hope for is a moment (or a day) of appreciation, right?

    Lovely post.

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