Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Peony Pen and Ink Drawing

"Peony" Pen and Ink drawing 9" by 11"

Copyright by S. Ciaccio August 2010

My pen and ink study of a peony. Image and idea is from Jacqueline Gnotts instructional DVD "The Queen". When I work on the pen and ink studies I am really forced to plan the shapes and forms. Peonies can seem very chaotic.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peony Pencil Drawing

"Peony " Pencil Drawing 9" by 11"
Copyright by S. Ciaccio August 2010

Pencil drawing of a peony, the idea is from Jacqueline Gnott's instructional water color video "The Queen" I enjoyed doing this one. I always love peony's and how they bloom around Memorial day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Iris Water Color

"Iris" Water Color 9"by 12"
Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2010

My watercolor study of the Iris still life, based on Jacqueline Gnott's instructional DVD. i really had a hard time with the particular water color this is my 4th attempt at it.I am not sure why I struggled so hard with this one. I am not completely happy with the back ground on this one.