Friday, August 14, 2009

Not Only Bluestem

Big bluestem, at this time of year, inspires me to do something I almost never do -- add color to my sketches. One skinny stalk of grass can contain every color of the rainbow. The purple seedheads have tiny yellow flowers dangling from them; and orange pollen. The stems get bluish and reddish and yellowish, all blendy and rainbowey. The leaves (and part of the stem) retain the green color that you would normally associate with grass.

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