"I express myself
in sketching and
I am not a poet."
"Poinsettia" pencil sketch and watercolour in Moleskine Watercolour Notebook
As I walked past the Poinsettia a while ago, I decided it was a perfect model to use for my daily exercise - a quick inspiration and nothing too complicated - and seeing as today is National Poinsettia Day, I decided to post it.
Pot plants make great subjects for sketching and painting and the same subject can be done from various angles, giving a completely different perspective of the play of light and shadow. This Poinsettia was just starting to flower and when it does, it will change from a caterpillar to a butterfly with the addition of its bright red flowers.