My tiny Jade Plant has grown large and strong, sprouting little ones of its own at the base of its trunk.
Sketches of my plants often turn into a labor of love, taking far more time than I have allotted for my morning wake-up drawing. I am now two hours behind schedule and I don’t really care. After seeing the result of yesterday’s distracted attention while painting the drawing of the Christmas Cactus, I am reminded of the importance of commitment to focus when either pencil or brush is in my hand.
I began in early morning prior to the sun shining through the window. By the time I finished the line drawing, the light had changed drastically. Of course, the light continued to change. I decided to choose the hues and values for the jade leaves based on shapes as they related to one another rather than on the actual light source information.
Drawing: drawn first with fountain pen filled with black ink, followed by washes of watercolor