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Cherry Blossoms Painting

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What a cold, snowy winter this has been! It is a great time to paint the springtime I am waiting for.  One of the signs that winter is over and spring is here is the blooming of the cherry trees.  And that is what I painted last week!

Kathy Sibley painting
Cherry Blossoms

Azure blue background is the color of the sky on a beautiful sunny spring day. I painted the  branches in full bloom with lots of whites, pinks, purples, and even a touch of green and sienna brown. Hope looking at the painting brings warm thoughts of spring to you too.
You can find the painting here

Daffodil Drawing, Part 3

Posted in Art Work, and Peeking Behind the Easel

Finished! Here is the finished drawing:

SibStudio at Etsy
Finished daffodil drawing

I am happy with how it turned out. I wanted to capture the simple beauty of daffodils in black and white.  I kept the drawing to a roughly 5 x 7 space as I worked. After playing with different size matting and color, I opted for a slightly larger matting to focus the eye on the drawing. I also thought that the white matting helped to bring out better contrast between the light and dark of the drawing.
You can find this drawing at my art shop – SibStudio  – on Etsy.

Daffodil Drawing, Part 1

Posted in Art Work, and Peeking Behind the Easel

The daffodils are in full bloom here in Pennsylvania! I love watching them open and turn up towards the sunlight. I had to stop and grab my pencils and capture their simple beauty.

The weather is still iffy with rain, so I took some photos as references to work from.  I start my drawings with  a very loose sketch with a HB graphite pencil of the basic shapes of the flowers and leaves.  For a small drawings, a clip board is a great tool to mount the paper on.

daffodil drawing
Starting of the daffodil drawing

I worked with 4B, 5B, and 8B soft graphite pencils. 4B is my favorite because it is just dark enough to get great contrast in the details and still be able to lift it off with an eraser to create lighter areas.  I started in the negative space between the leaves to establish the darkest parts of the drawing, and began laying in the stems and leaves.  Stay tuned to Part 2!


Local Paintings

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If you are local, today was the day for new incoming  artwork at the Chester County Art Association at the Exton Mall. While I was bringing in new mini canvases, I saw lots of fantastic work. If you are in the area, it’s worth your time to drop by and check out some really cool art.

Miniature paintings These are some of the newest miniature paintings I dropped off this week.