Tuesday, March 18, 2014

project 52:25

colored pencil and acrylic on paper

Almost halfway there! A few days ago, Cass and I went for a sunny evening walk in the park, after the Daylight Saving changeover. The redwing blackbirds were singing; I love their calls; they always make me think of high summer and dry, golden grasses.

I haven't really played with colored pencils since I was a kid, but I wanted to try working more color into what would otherwise be a rather flat and simple picture. And while I definitely have more to learn, I think this works! And of course, while working on this, I was listening to covers of Paul McCartney's Blackbird - because who can resist that song?

No prints this time; the scanner washed out the colored pencils in the worst way. But I think it's better that not every postcard becomes a print; some things should only be one-offs.


SewTypical said...

Very Nice! would make a great greeting card, too.

fleur_delicious said...

Thank you! Yes, it's a very cheerful little card, isn't it?