I immediately thought ‘sun’ when I
saw today’s prompt. However, looking ahead I noticed ‘sun’ is the prompt for
Oh well, sun it is!
Here is the picture I used for
inspiration. Early morning sunrise in Ely, MN in 2011.
And here is my colored pencil sketch
(which I do not like). Yes, I prefer the picture on this one but similar to
daily poetry challenges where you write a poem which is usually considered a
draft, I decided this sketch will be a draft. Ready for future improvement.
When I hear the word ‘breeze’, I
think ‘a little bit stronger than gentle, not a caress, it’s moving’. So what
came to mind…the leaves of the trees moving (hard to draw), someone’s hair
moving…as if on a swing (I pondered this one for a while).
Then I remembered sitting outside years
ago, while my girls played in a small kiddie pool. It was close to the 4th
of July and I remembered taking pictures of them of course but also the flag.
The flag was moving.
Today’s prompt is “Lush” and all that
came to mind was “GREEN”. Green as far as the eye could see. It took me a
while, I kept pondering how to draw green “as far as the eye could see”.
It finally hit me. As I child I swung
from the dangling branches of the Willow tree in my Grandparents yard. Green. When
I was older I fell in love with an enchanted place called Willowmere. Yes,
there are willows there.
So here is my colored pencil sketch
of a ‘lush’ Willow.