Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Back to Black & White : violet candies

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Drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
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"A Tin of Violettes"
Pen & Ink w/watercolor, in Japanese Folded Moleskine
March 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Welcome Spring! It seems like it's always been Spring in the Netherlands since we've had such a mild winter - not a bit of snow and very little frost. Springtime makes me think of violets, but not necessarily the flowers. Having said that, my garden is full of violet, purple and lavender shades right now. Pretty, but I'm not drawing them ... yet. No, I'm drawing candy instead. I love violet candies. :o)

This drawing is in my Japanese Folded Molekine that I've dedicated to, (and titled), "Small Things on My Desk".
For the foreseeable future, I'm forgoing the use of color and concentrating mainly on just b/w drawings (with some grays, of course) ... because I truly enjoy the freedom and simplicity of pen and black ink.

Besides, there's enough color in my garden. :o)
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
All rights reserved. Do Not Copy ~ Do Not Pin.
"Purple Corcus in My Garden"
March 2014 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands




tot ziens,
Judy
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2 comments:

Amanda Menanteau said...

Just gorgeous. Merci!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thank you!, Amanda :o)

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