Garden Plants

8/18/2009 08:50:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 15 Comments »
Sometimes I have a hard time trying to decide what to do in my art journal. I live pretty far out in the country, and it takes about half an hour to get to someplace where I can sit and unobtrusively draw people, which I dearly love to do. So, recently I decided that I would start to document the various plants we have growing around our house. I called this post "Garden Plants" (originally it was called "Garden Flowers", until I realized that many of the things growing here are weeds ... like the green stuff we call our lawn), so that I can include drawings of plants that are no longer flowering, or maybe never will. Anyhow, all of the things I drew for this first of a series are blooming as I write this, and I'm going to try to add at least 1 plant each day. All of these were done with ink and watercolor.

I'm also working on the ATCs I'm going to send to Canada soon for an exhibit in Richmond, British Columbia. I have enough cards that I've made in the past, but I'd sort of like to send 9 (the required amount) that I made just for the exhibit and trade. I'm finishing the second one now, and will post them 3 at a time as they are completed. I'm going to try to do them using 9 different styles and techniques. More on that later!
So, here's the first 3 plant drawings!


pupton said...

These drawings are wonderful! Very realistic and I love the colors! Keep up the great work!

Vicki Holdwick said...

I like them!

I actually tried out your Inktense Pencils today to draw a picture of a Rose of Sharon.

It is not great; it lacks dimension, but I think it is interesting we were both drawing plants in our yards today.

Same wavelength!


Art is for the Making said...

Fantatic project! I think you're going to really love working with the flowers/weeds. You're off to a great start. I'm impressed you know the names.

Archie and Melissa said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog. It is so nice to meet you!
I LOVE your art and blog. Your new flower series is wonderful!
Have a super day!
:) Melissa

Shirley said...

A great project - it really is wonderful to see a "collection." You're off to a terrific start.

Alex said...

Lovely! Colors are perfect, and I like the geometry of the frames too. Looking at the details and careful brush strokes, I really do admire the outcome.

Trish said...

Nancy and Vicky,
I think that comes under the heading of GMTA=great minds think alike.
Nancy, lovely sketch of the plants.

Leah said...

beautiful pieces!!

Ann said...

These are wonderful! What a great idea for a project too. I look forward to seeing more :-)

Emma Pod said...

What a great idea, and you know all the names too! Do you keep indoor plants too? Every year I struggle just to keep my plants alive.

Anonymous said...

Lovely sketch!! The way they are laid out on the page and the frames make it even better, icing on the cake!!

Aurileide Alves said...

You seem to have a beautiful garden, Nancy. And you catch the best of it with your colors! I would like to put them in a dress to wear in a Sunday morning. Beautiful!

Heather said...

Hahaha, you share a garden in common with me (or should I say weed factory)! I too live in the country and you have to go quite a bit to get anything interesting to draw!

I can relate to what you said in your profile about flitting from one activity to another. I thought there was something wrong with me! It's nice to see I'm not alone !

I found your blog through a fellow blog friend Art Is For The Making. You're drawings and paintings are great. Keep up the good work!

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Oh these are wonderful! Love your drawn bird atc too!

Cynthia Padilla said...

Delightfully observed!

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