Sunday, September 20, 2009

Little Flower Girl

Little Flower Girl
5x7 inches
Coloured Pencil on drafting film

Oh what fun I had doing this piece, especially after doing a few graphite works. I just loved doing the colours and textures and was quite happy with it until I started on the legs, where I struck a few problems with the darker shadows. Not to worry - I have decided to frame and keep this piece (something I rarely do) because the colours make me happy. A huge thank you to Juno Kughler Carlson from Artist Friends Network for supplying the gorgeous reference photo. :)

17 comments:

Mona said...

Wow Karen! Not only is this beautifully done but you have remarkable patience for patterns. Check out all those stars, my goodness!!!

I would keep it too if it was my drawing. About how long did this one take?

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Mona, you always say the loveliest things. I was doing all the little stars and flowers whilst listening to Idol (Australian) and it was very relaxing.

sam said...

Yep, you sure have some patience, wonderful piece, I love the hat and flowers!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Sam! :)

DEB said...

Oh she's so sweet! And so masterfully created! I'd have a hard time parting with her as well! I do the same thing - zone out and lose track of time while painting. I bought a Kindle that just arrived today, so now I'm afraid it will be even worse...I'll be losing myself in the audiobooks as I paint!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

It just makes you wish there were more hours in the day, doesn't it Deb!!! What is a Kiindle?

sam said...

I have an award for you on my blog, please pick it up if you like)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much for the award Sam - I am blown away by your artwork!!!!!!

Gary Keimig said...

this is just precious Karen. You are doing such amazing work.

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Just wonderful as always Karen! I can see your technique and skills growing ever stronger (if that's possible-for you to get even better!) Thanks for sharing your work.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Such wonderful words and so encouraging Melody and Gary - it means a lot - thank you!!!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Even though I love your graphite work, I can see why you are happy to be back doing color again. This one makes me happy too. I love the way you've handled the light and as said, the patterns!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Barbara - I'm so glad it makes you happy too!!! :))

Carol Andre' said...

Your children are just precious. Your work is wonderful. I can't make up my mind whether I like the graphite with color touches or your color work better. Both are just superb. I have to laugh at "zoning out". I do too, altho I can't listen to books on tape when painting. Can't concentrate enough (on both, guess I'm one of those who can just do one thing at a time!) I could listen when I used to carve and when I did scratchart. Scratching large areas of fur was monotonous and didn't take alot of thought!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Carol - I know just what you mean. We all work differently and whatever creates the most productive environment is the go!!!

Juno Kughler said...

Karen, you did a beautiful job. I just love the gentle glow of color in this piece. Just lovely!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Well it was your gorgeous photo Juno and it was an absolute joy to draw!!!!