Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Daily sketch: Crepe Myrtle


We have a really lovely crepe myrtle tree in our front yard. The flowers are just starting to appear. I think it is a little late this year – maybe because of all the rain. My daughter picked a branch off the tree yesterday, so I sketched that this morning whilst she played with some friends.

Graphite in Strathmore A4 visual diary


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

2 thoughts on “Daily sketch: Crepe Myrtle

  1. Lovely sketch!

    I adore the bark on Crepe Myrtles – paintings in themselves.

    I have Kenwood Mixer envy now….

    • It was quite a challenge doing the crepe myrtle flowers – so many variations in colour to translate into graphite. I’m looking forward to the whole tree covered in flower – photos and paintings ahead I’m sure 🙂

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