Friday, December 11, 2009

National Poinsettia Day - Maree

"I express myself
in sketching and
painting since
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.


  1. ...I love your sketch of the poinsettia. I don't see them too often where just a beginning of color is starting to show. It's beautiful and happy...

  2. Thank you Kelly. And I actually didn't sketch it when it did flower!


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