Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Hurricane Ike Sun Flower" Water Color

Copyright 2009 by S. Ciaccio

"Ike Sun Flower"

water color 11" by 15" 140 lb paper

The last of this sun flower series, time to concentrate on something else. I used a recycled paper with this one but was very disappointed in the durability of the paper. It just did not hold up to the paint and water. Learn as you go. I have picked several instruction manuals some have been very good. I am also learning from other blog sites and "American Artist " magazine has been very informative. Never stop learning!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Hurricane Ike" Bloom

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009
"Hurricane Ike" Bloom
colored pencil 14" by 17"
A colored pencil study of the open sunflower. I wanted to add more background to this last study of the sunflower. Horticulture seem to be what catches my eye as I look around for subject mater.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sun Flower Bloom Pen and Ink

Copyright by S Ciaccio 2009

"Sun Flower Bloom"
pen and ink drawing 80lb. paper

When drawing this sunflower and looking at others I have seen, I am always struck by the arrangement of the seeds in the sunflower head. It is what is know as the golden ratio. http://www.geocities.com/jyce3/pineandsun.htm I found an excellent we site that explains the occurrence of this ration in nature. Math and Art together can be a very interesting study, they have more in common then you would suspect.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hurricane Ike Sun Bloom

Copyright by S. Ciaccio February 2009
"Hurricane Ike Bloom"
pencil drawing 11" by 14" 80lb. paper
Hurricane Ike sunflower blooms, right after they bloomed we had to replace the fence behind them so we had to take the sun flowers out. I am not pleased with the way the photo turned out, I am still learning what is the best way to take pictures of art work. Not sure what type of sun flowers these were they had very narrow petals on the blooms themselves.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Almost a Sun Flower" watercolor

copyright by S. Ciaccio Feb. 2009
"Almost a Sun Flower"
watercolor 11" by 15" 140lb paper
This is the last of the "bud" series I have almost finished the sun flowers I will be getting those posted later this week. I have worked on the picture some more since I took the photo and will post that as well. I darkened up the leaves a bit more.
The good news is it is almost spring here in Texas and we will be getting our spring flowers soon. I can go out and get some photos of those to work on.