Yellow Frangipani Flower (Art)

Exotic Bloom - Frangipani (plumeria rubra) - Sandra Burns ART

Strikingly bright flowers set against the dark green foliage – the beautiful frangipani (or plumeria rubra).

During an art course, many years ago, students were encouraged to carry a sketchbook at all times. Any time you saw something beautiful, draw it.

My subject matters were often our family pets… or flowers and plants from my Mum’s garden. With her being a wonderful gardener, it was easy to find beautiful things to add to my sketchbook.

Roaming around the garden, I settled on this beautiful frangipani.

Here’s what I drew, using chinagraph pencil:

Frangipani (plumeria rubra) | Sandra Burns Art
Frangipani (plumeria rubra) | Sandra Burns Art

Chinagraph pencil is a waxy coloured pencil (also known as wax pencil, grease pencil, china marker). It has a wood casing, like a regular pencil, but the core is hardened coloured wax – ideal for marking on hard, glossy, non-porous surfaces, like china.

It was a perfect medium for the dark green foliage and bright flowers of the frangipani.

But the waxy surface made it difficult to photograph this artwork as it kept reflecting the light. Sorry about that.

What do you think of my Frangipani? Did I capture it well?

I loved this challenging task.

Thanks for following my art journey!


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  1. Sophia Dane says:

    Very interesting, I like it. 🌺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Sophia. I like it too! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Irene says:

    Lovely. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks Irene. Frangipanis are the best!

      Liked by 2 people

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