Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hydrangea Update

I'm still working on my Hydrangea drawing for the von Siebold project. It is so difficult. Really hard. I made some flowers first. Hard!!!

Hydrangea 9

Then I thought it would be good to add some leaves. Harder!!!! And last weekend I was at the point where I had to make a big decision about the composition by placing a third flowerhead in the drawing. Aaaaaarrrrggghhhh!!!!!


And it's not over yet... I have to do a lot of work still on all three flowerheads, I need to add even more leaves and the stems of course....
I've had some fights with this drawing, it has been the most difficult drawing I ever made.

Hydrangea 14a

I'm sure there will be more fights (and some more tears to go with it too I suppose) over the next couple of weeks. But I'm happy to say that I'm finally getting the feeling it might be a nice piece when I'll be finished.


  1. Sigrid, I always love seeing your progressions...just beautiful, and obviously a lot of work. Funny, you make it look so effortless, when we see a finished one, but this makes it crystal clear it's anything but.

  2. Sigrid, this will be amazing when it's done! Kate is right: you make this look effortless. I can only imagine the time it's taken so far. It's funny, but some pieces seem to have a large proportion of sweat and tears (and some blood, too!) in them. Thank you for sharing the process and the progress.

  3. Truly, you have an amazing skill. I love seeing the stages of your work...with all its angst : )


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