|Practing Acorns and repeating patterns|
These are my first forays into lesson 2 which is about roundish forms and repeating patterns in nature. Along with my love of nature and botany, I think repeating patterns and pattern in general are what draw me to natural forms. Mother nature never ceases to amaze me.
For my lesson, I had to find some acorns. This time of year, the deer have eaten most of them, so I found alot of empty "cups". I did find a few smaller acorns including a couple in various stages of sprouting! I need to work on measuring more accurately as my acorns tended to grow. That or do better with purposely increasing size x 2 or x 4. These acorns are really tiny. Be sure to click on the photo for up close views. Next up will be a big Burr Oak Acorn and pine cones. I'll be asking my friends for pine cones - as I don't have many here in Central Texas.
Doing this drawing is very helpful to me, and it's giving me time to think about my next series of pastel drawings. I have no idea what to draw right now. After our vacation to Tulum, I had planned a series of paintings inspired by that trip. Perhaps it's time do those. Also, I need to draw wildflowers for the upcoming shows at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in March and April. Flowers it is....