Well, I took a break from art this weekend so I could drive up to Amarillo and visit with my parents. I don't think I'll ever get used to living in West Texas; it feels like I stepped straight into an old western movie. Flat terrain, tumbleweeds, snakes (I almost stepped on one the other day), canyons, dry heat, and so much dust. I guess it has a certain vintage western charm to it but I don't think I'd want to live here all my life. But I digress.
The challenge was to draw my favorite flower using pointillism. Such a challenge indeed with all those little dots, I thought my wrist was going to fall off. This is Prisma marker on regular sketch paper, nothing too extraordinary. I can't imagine doing this in paints, I'd die lol.
A famous painting done in pointillism is "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. This painting is 6ft x 10 ft and took him about two years to complete and I now understand why: this painting is done entirely with little dots. I tip my hat to you, Seurat. You must have the patience of a saint.