Friday, September 16, 2011
Agave - The edge of shadow
The Edge of Shadows, 9x12" Colored Pencil on black paper
©2011, Helen Read
Please click here to find out more about this colored pencil painting
with its 2 options - one matted and one unmatted.
This came from reference pictures I took when visiting Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, CA. The beautiful shadows and sunlight hitting the leaves were especially startling just after a sudden shower.
I was intrigued by the interesting edges and how the shape of them was repeated in the shadows as well. I am always intrigued by the beauty of botanical subjects. This one attests to my interest!