March 24, 2011

Plant drawings... (1)




I needed to get back into my lonely work in my studio, to get into concentration again. This is the result for now. I will try to continue working on it for a while and I hope long enough to get to "unexplored phases and places". Every time I draw plants it feels so right with myself. I wonder why I don't do it more often. I guess it's only a matter of time and priorities. I'll have to turn it into a priority if I want to continue this.
As you can see it's a pine cone, and a bud from a chestnut tree. Yes there are buds on the trees here now! The pine cone is not "which ever" pine cone. I brought it home from New York, found it when walking in Central Park! Yes, I got a few specimens from there. I brought home some souvenirs you see, he he.

14 comments:

Yulendys Jorge said...

Maravilloso, Helen. Los trazos y detalles son magistrales.

Un abrazo,
yu

Ezra said...

Delicadísimos. Preciosos.

Helen Ström said...

Gracias Yulendys y Ezra!
El ejercicio en esto es igual que dibujar modelos.
El trabajo de los trazos es el mismo, hacer trazos suelto, libres y sentidos pero tambien variarlos y dar ritmos y construccion. Yo quisiera ser mas libre y trabajar con soltura, pero con la mezcla de delicadeza.

M. Antònia said...

Muy bien realizados. Haces como yo, a veces recojo ramas secas, hojas o parte de troncos para decorar en un envase cualquiera y queda bien. Si luego lo dibujas aún mejor.
Veo que te escriben en español, lo debes entender. Si no ya lo pondré en inglés lo que sepa.

cardesin said...

Bellos dibujos Helen!

Jose Sánchez said...

bellisimo.
un gran trabajo de la mano y de la mente.
enhorabuena y un saludo.

meera said...

delicately beautiful!

AnAis said...

Una auténtica preciosidad, Helen.
Se nota que disfrutas haciéndolos, lo transmites en los trazos.
Un beso!

Dani said...

Helen tienes un trazo depuradisimo a la vez que delicado, me encanta.

Helen Ström said...

Gracias & Thanks, Maria Antonia, Juan Carlos, José, Meera, Anais y Dani!
I'm curious Meera, where in Virginia do you live?

Carlos León said...

Beautiful drawings!!

meera said...

I live in Poquoson, Va - a small town near Williamsburg/Hampton. Have you ever visited Virginia? I vacationed in Paris close to twenty years ago and loved it --time visit again, no?

Helen Ström said...

I've been to Virgina, yes Meera! Long ago. Went to visit Williamsburg and have nice memories from there, it was green and beautiful! My daughter is in Virginia to study right now too. She's in Norfolk for now and she hopes to go to Richmond next year, she misses the city life too much. Paris is waiting for you!!

meera said...

I live not too far from Norfolk--so if you visit her please do come by and say hello :) Your daughter is welcome to drop by too! Hope to see you soon.