Sunday, June 2, 2013

ICAD 2 - 2013 - PEONIES

I picked this flower on my walk the other day
 and was looking forward to sketching it.
But for me, peonies are pretty daunting.
They are gorgeous but look at all those petals!
I just love the quote!
 I know nothing about this person Bashō,
so I went to Google to find out. 
Wikepedia says he 'was the most famous poet
of the Edo period in Japan and
that during his lifetime,
Bashō was recognized for his works
in the collaborative
 haikai no renga form; today, after
centuries of commentary, he is
recognized as the greatest
master of haiku (at the time called hokku).'
Great stuff!
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of the other artist's cards and visit:

Happy Sunday and enjoy your day!
Take care,
Fran T xo
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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. This is impressive. If I could draw 1/50th as well as you, I'd be happy. Your peony is perfect, right down to the colors and shading.

Carol said...

absolutely lovely! I haven't even started mine yet - cannot believe I'm already behind!

Fran Traina said...

Wow what a nice comment!! Thank you!

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Mary Walker said...

Very pretty

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Carol!! i dont think the challenge is too strict. Tammy said you can jump in any time:))No need to worry

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Mary! Thanks for visiting:)

Karen said...

Aha! You joined the ICAD! I only know about it since last friday... My first thought was immediately that i wanted to be part of it. Then i realized i might not have enough time since we are moving abroad within 2 months... but i will be very happy to follow you! :)

Fran Traina said...

Oh its too bad you can't join in. but how exciting that you are moving abroad!which continent?

Karen said...

:-) One of the caribbean islands, Aruba!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is freakin awesome... peonies do my head in... I have done them twice now and both times I have ended up needing quite the dose of chocolate to recover... you make it look effortless...xx

Cameron said...

So, so pretty, Fran! Truly gorgeous!