To draw or not to draw II

Pablo Picasso once said: “As a child everybody is an artist. The difficulty lies in staying an artist when you are grown-up”.

Well I tried my very best! In the last 3 weeks I took some 1-3 hours per day to draw one of my macro photos showing the inside of a peony with quite a lot of entwined petals. I used dark grey-blue paper and chalk pencils. I show you the various stages from the beginning and the photo in comparison. Yesterday I put the drawing into a frame with a black passe-partout. I decided to let 2 petals run out a little of the picture as I did in my last drawing of a poppy, which is a nice little detail.


76 thoughts on “To draw or not to draw II

  1. Thanks a lot, Ellen, hope you are fine. The problem is that I don’t even have a place at the wall to hang it up. Hope sooner or later I will find a good place for an exhibition and find people who would like to have it. We have tropical weather here, very hot, humid, sweating and thunderstorms where it’s not raining only cats and dogs but camels and elephants! Wish you a wonderful week-end, will write soon, warmest regards Mitza

    • Sorry to hear about the weather!! We are having almost the same here although today is less humid and hot. How about a local library or bookstore or gallery to try for a show? I know your work would sell. Forgot to say, I appreciate seeing the original and the various stages, the progression of the work in progress. Very nice to show us how you work. Try to keep cool. Bon weekend! Ellen

  2. Wow, was für ein tolles Bild. Ich bin total begeistert. Besonders gut gefallen mir die beiden Blätter, die “aus dem Rahmen fallen”. Das gibt dem Bild noch den letzten Pfiff. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment. For Shakespeare it was “to be or not to be”, for me it is “to draw or not to draw”. It really is a very fulfilling work/hobby which makes me forget everything around me and regenerates me. Have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

  3. Excellent job, Mitza! You are very gifted! I especially like the petal overlap in it (and the colors)! Wow!
    I am very appreciative of E.E.Cummings’ art. Not only is he one of my very favorite poets, but i really like his paintings a lot too! The following is one by him of a peony in a vase. (Check it out, as well as some of his other stuff!) Keep up with your wonderful talent!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you so much, Thomas. It’s always a pleasure to read your posts and comments. I will look at it now. Thanks for sending me this link. I didn’t even know this artist yet. Have a wonderful week-end, regards Mitza

    • The painting of Cummings is really fantastic, Thomas. It’s very hard to paint glas. By the way, the price was fantastic, too. Wish I could earn a little part of this. Regards Mitza

    • Thank you so much. I started to draw in my play yard and found out at this age already that drawing makes me forget all earthly troubles. Today it’s some kind of meditation. Have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

  4. Oh Mitzia, this is stunning! It is something which I have sometimes thought of doing myself, but have never tried. Macros just open up another world-making flowers look other-worldly and you have captured that so beautifully in this stunning work. I love the petals straying from the frame. Real life is never rigid and set and petals move with the breeze. Lovely!

    • Thank you so much for your wonderful words which I really got used to, hehe. I would name it “inside”, not only macro. I want to tell people to look inside of others, because there you might find some sort of beauty you never expected looking at the outside. Try to paint/draw yourself. Maybe it is wonderful for you, too. Have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

  5. That is very beautiful Mitza! 😀 Keep drawing!!! I can’t even draw to save my life, so i really like it when people can draw! It’s definitely very well done! Keep going!

  6. Hello Mitza…so lovely to have found your blog and your beautiful work.
    I love your outlook and the Picasso quote. Very fitting for us all.
    Your photographs are lovely and this wonderful macro drawing is inspiring!!
    Thank you for visiting me 🙂

    • Hi Robyn, it was a pleasure visiting your blog and it is good that wordpress has connected us. Thanks for finding my macro drawing inspiring. Would be nice if you stop sooner or later again in my blog. Have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

    • Thank you, Cyndie, for your approval. Drawing is so necessary for me like water for a fish. Unfortunately I don’t have so much time to do it daily, therefore I photograph, because it’s quicker. Your blog is very interesting, too. Have a nice day, regards Mitza

    • Thanks for your nice comment. I saw, you’re an artist, too. Drawing is very essential for me, it’s like meditation. I forget everything around me and that’s enjoyable. I have some more paintings in my blog. Thanks for stopping and have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

    • you are welcome, it was a pleasure stopping by and thanks for your good words. Maybe you could start drawing again, it’s such a wonderful hobby. Have a nice week-end, regards Mitza

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