|Crocus developing buds, Feb. 3|
This winter I've been forcing some crocus bulbs, and decided to record their development in my new art journal. On Feb. 3 I started sketching the elongating buds with colored pencils.
|Crocus flower bud.|
Two days later, I drew the same bulb (again in colored pencil) as the flower bud began to show.
|Crocus flower bud opens.|
A few days later, I again drew the same bulb, this time combining colored pencils with watercolor pencils, blending with water.
|Crocus flower is open, new bud emerges.|
A couple of days later, I again recorded the progress of the crocus bulb when the flower was open and a second bud was emerging, using the same colored pencils/watercolor pencils combination. I will continue to record the development of this crocus bulb and see where it leads...perhaps a small painting documenting the entire cycle of growth?