There are times when I make myself take up a challenge in the studio that I know will stretch my patience and creative knowledge. This large charcoal drawing of my birthday flowers is one of them. I knew the sculptural nature of the blooms would work well in charcoal as I desaturated and cropped my photos of this beautiful bouquet.
It took several full days to complete and much erasing and re-establishing the contrast and form. I’m happy with the end result, mainly because I developed my patience muscle! Does patience make perfect? Well maybe not quite but this artist is happy.