Sunday, January 20, 2013

50 Shades of Clear

Now that all our Christmas decorations are down everything looks so drab. The gray Chicago winter is no help. I was walking by a local florist shop, Christine Noelle Design, and couldn't resist the call to buy some bulbs to force.  I decided to try a no line-drawing approach to record them in the simple but lovely cellophane-bag packaging. In the end though I couldn't resist putting in the penciled frame to ground the watercolor on the page.


  1. Nicely done! I agree that things that gravity would "hold" should be held on the page, too. My forced paperwhites (in time for Thanksgiving AND Christmas) have bitten the dust. I'm wondering whether to just plant them someplace sunny and see what/if anything happens.

  2. Wow - very cool idea. I love the effect that you got.

  3. beautiful! Love your cellophane..