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Bouquet of Flowers and Child by Jann Ashworth

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The flowers in the bouquet were originally planted from seed. Once reaching their full season the flowers were picked and dried for several months and then arranged as a composition. The child was my daughter who posed for me. There was tremendous satisfaction derived from the start to finished project. The pencils were finally layered up to seven times and the work took approximately 40 hours to complete. There is No. 2 in a series of 5 pictures done in this style. The pencils were Faber Castel and the paper was Bainbridge 2000 Illustration Board.
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“This is a premium hot press illustration board. This is an ultra-smooth plate finish that is perfect for crisp, quality line work and mechanicals. It accepts all types of of adhesive for mounting and presentation.Bright white, acid-free surface; ultra-smooth plate finish. Acid Free.”


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  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Jann…this is so beautifully delicate…lovely work

  • Thanks for the lovely compliment. I have a great love for both flowers and all children. I had only been on Vancouver Island for a few years and I was in such awe of the beauty here that I couldn’t help but do something artistic.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Love it, Jann.
    Tons of work but worth it in the end, I’d say ! :)

  • Thanks Stan :). what can I say “I love flowers, children and illustrating”. What a great combo to enjoy one’s time.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks again,Sonia..this one was done a long time ago, when my daughter was very young.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 3 years ago

    Love this…

  • Thanks Gail, it was a real labour of!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • haya1812
    haya1812over 3 years ago

    Very lovely image!

  • Hello Haya, and many thanks for your kind comment!

    – Jann Ashworth

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