Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daffodils, Dragonflies and Fritillaries

Dragonflies & Fritillaria

Dragonflies & Fritillaria ii 12 x 12

Dragonflies & Daffodils  10 x 10

Now my essay has been handed in, I am enjoying getting back to printing again.  Focusing on the drypoints and using Stella Ross Craig's botanical drawings as a reference I am developing my little magical worlds of insects, bulbs, roots, petals, stamens etc.  The first drypoint is finished but the bottom two are at the first stage.  I drew the faint daffodils directly from nature and I realised that I hadn't pressed hard enough.  Still, having added new imagery, I rather like the difference in line tone.  We will have to wait and see how it progresses.  I only have a few days left until this semester finishes.  Portfolio hand in on Monday!  Barry arrives in the UK on Wednesday! 


Deborah Paris said...

Winnie- I just really really love these. They have a wonderful quality of line and are whimsical and lovely. I think this is a great direction and I look forward to seeing more. Have a great time with Barry and say hi !

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Deborah, I am having so much fun! It will be interesting to see what happens to my painting now, don't you think? Am really looking forward to Barry coming over. x

Rozanne Hubbard said...

They have such a mystical quality, Lynne...I love them all. Glad to hear you'll be getting some time to relax a little. You've certainly earned it! Enjoy your time with Barry.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Rozanne. Not much time to relax... got to get back to painting!

Barbara said...

Love these Winnie, love the detail. Makes me want
to look harder. Lots of love, keep it coming. xxx

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Oh thanks Barbara, I intend to! xx