A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of the new dahlia plant I brought home. I knew these amazing flowers would work their way into my art at some point so when the week five colors of Candy Apple red and Yellow were revealed at Twinkle, Twinkle for Summer of Color 2013 it seemed the time had come!
It also happens that yesterday I saw this amazing cubist flower on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to try it.
I have to admit that I started by coloring in the flower and got so caught up in the reds and shading that I completely forgot I was trying to do the cubist thing! This is not surprising considering I call each of my children by the other's name most of the time. Still I was able to sneak in some interest in the background and a little as a top layer in the flower.
This was done in my big journal in colored pencils. I quite like it and I have to say that my hand is so tired! I was going to use Sharpies which would have been easier but in the end I wanted to be able to blend colors. I think I used up a good 2 inches of my red and yellow pencils.