I am enjoying close up studies of the spring blossoms as much as I am the panoramic view of the landscape when painting en plein air this spring.

Pear Blossoms on Branch, pencil and watercolor

I’m not sure how well this subtle pencil and watercolor study will appear on computer monitors.  I attempted to express the delicacy of the pear tree blossoms, a challenge when silhouetted against off-white, hot press, watercolor paper.  I used yellows and lavenders as well as the grays and browns resulting from the mix of the two, sketched first in pencil.

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