Sunday, November 1, 2009

Narrowleaf or Swamp Sunflower - Pam Johnson Brickell

Last week, I finally found a semi-quiet road where I could pull over to stop and quickly pick a stem of these sunflowers. The top flowers started to wilt the next day! Guess they don't like tap water!

I used Derwent pastel pencils that I've had for years but never realized they are water soluble!!!!! I like the painterly effect. I did the calligraphic type with traditional watercolors using a rigger brush. The rest of the body copy was written with a Micron 005 pen.


  1. Lovely post, Pam...your lettering adds SO much, too. I'm envious!

  2. Lovely Pam! I have trouble signing my name with watercolour, never mind doing the whole script, rigger or not!

  3. Delicate and lovely use of yellows - and I do enjoy the calligraphy added.

  4. Thank you Kate, Maree & Rhonda! I keep practicing with calligraphy. One day it will be second nature....... that's the goal anyway :)


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