A blooming long time!

Flowerstalk shows its height.

Gymea Lily Flowerstalk shows its height.

I don’t know if you recall a previous post where I talked about this plant and the inspiration I hoped it would reward me with. Well I am still waiting for it to flower, a good 4 months later…. It is getting taller and has taken on a slight pinkish tinge around the top section, but I have been reduced to using the stalk and leaves for inspiration as I can wait no longer for the flower to open. My only hope is that it will reward me when it does finally open and delight all in its impressiveness.

I have added the prints I am working on, but they are only at the preliminary stage, will keep you posted on their progress. I am going to do some assemblage work with them and try overlaying and repeating the image through the printing.

Joanne

Gymea lily flower stalk growing taller

Gymea lily flower stalk growing taller

Linocut of Flowerstalk

Linocut of Flowerstalk

Gymea lily is a striking plant with its flower stalk upright

Gymea lily is a striking plant with its flower stalk upright

Gymea lily plant in linocut

Gymea lily plant in linocut

Fridays are for life drawing

figure drawing 1I have started life drawing on Fridays with an art group called The Half Dozen Group that meet locally. The life drawing session is attended by a range of interesting artists, all of who are committed to their art and to encouraging each other. The venue is in an old scout den on the bank of the Brisbane river, an idyllic setting – amongst the trees, with birds chorusing outside as we sit quietly drawing inside. Here are a few samples (tastefully positioned), please remember it has been (dare I say the number, no I think not) many years since I have done any life drawing. We do 2 min, 5 min, 10 min and then longer drawings of 15 -20 mins and the 3 hours fly by. I am enjoying it immensely and at the very least my drawing should improve through practise on a regular basis.

Happy drawing,

Joanne

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