Garden Plants - 2

8/20/2009 02:49:00 PM Posted In , , , Edit This 12 Comments »
Well, the last 2 days have been pretty busy, and I haven't really done much drawing. I've been working on an ATC (I'm sooo slow) that isn't finished yet, and I want to complete it and one other before I post them. I do have some rather quick ink and watercolor sketches of a few more garden dwellers. The ivy is done with colored pencil, everything else is ink and watercolor.

I really had trouble with the leaves of the begonia plant. I was using a very limited set of watercolors and just couldn't get the color right. Oh well, one more thing to practice, right? I have a wee vase on my drawing table with some flowers in it to draw, but I fear they may wilt before I can get to them. Maybe I'll draw them anyway ..... nah, probably not!


12 comments:

Angela said...

These are lovely! My original or I should say that my artistic endeavors started in botanical portraits and these are really very well done. I think finding the simplest things to journal about is what takes the stress out of the process. Through your art you learn so much about nature and how it ticks! Keep it up! Oh, by the way, thanks for peeking at my blog, I really appreciated it.

Rowena said...

Wonderful drawings! No fear, no apologies. And I've seen some pretty awesome drawings of flowers past their prime.

I would love to see these drawings a little larger, though.

peggy gatto said...

Reminds me of an antique flower book I bought in england. Charming little illustrations!!!

Florence's Art said...

These are very nice. Is it the show in Richmond, BC Sept-Oct.? If it is, I am also entering that and will be attending as well since it is the next town over from me. Let me know if it is the one and I'll keep an eye out for your pieces.

kazumiwannabe said...

Neat drawings, and nice colors! They make a lovely botanic book page!

marancat said...

How lovely - and they will be a reminder of summer during the coming winter (ugh!)
I especially like the Viola - you have really captured the way that its head sits on its neck. (You can tell that I don't know botanical terms...)

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

Oh, gee, Nancy . . . I wish I could draw and paint like that! These are LOVELY!!!! VERY cool!!

Laura Kay said...

We call the viola a "johnnie-jump-up". Your art work is so life like. Great job!

linda said...

Wow - love your garden illustrations...very nice!

Leah said...

Your drawings are gorgeous!! And it's totally ok to be slow. :-)

Deborah said...

I like these drawings/sketches a lot! I especially am impressed with the way you accomplished the veins on the ivy with colored pencil. I'm struggling with that a little now on the zinnia leaves. Beautiful drawings!

http://daloweartist.blogspot.com/2009/09/waxing-poetic-about-colored-pencils.html

Ana said...

Thanks for your comments and visit.
I like your work very much. Your watercolors are very beautiful. I like your drawings too.

Greetings, Ana.