Denver is blooming with an extravagant array of spring flowers. The children and I have been talking about the seasonal changes and the accompanying color, variety and beauty. Today we decided to clip a few branches from our beloved crab-apple trees in front of the school and bring them into the studio to create a still life for inspiration. We spent the next several studio hours examining the flowers and recording what we saw on Bristol board, using black sharpies, 6B pencils and water-soluble oil pastels.
A day spend in the company of children and flowers is a day well spent.