i had promised to get my blog up to date, Life 101 got in the way, I have been busy with some workshops that I was teaching. Then we decided to have a garage sale so there was a lot of prep for that. then the week before i went out to paint with some artists. New environment so i fell. of my !! LONG STORY SHORT,,,,broken nose, fractured humorous, broken bone in shoulder, GLAD it was my left arm. The scrapes on my knees, nose and forehead are healing nicely.
So i will try my best to catch up. maybe i should just paint in the studio... hard to type with one hand, Watch your step.
Back to posting all of my flowers painting that are flowers from my garden. There are just not enough hours in the day. Spent time delivering paintings to shows that I have gotten into...that is a good thing. I am also participating in our town yard sale. Oh my gosh. That is a lot of work. Finding stuff that you are ready to move on to someone else, cleaning it and pricing it. Then you have to clean the garage ,,, that is also a good thing. I have been painting some 1/2 sheet size watercolors of local-favorite subjects, but I want to post these flower paintings first. I already started getting some printed into cards.
Have a great week. This is such a beautiful time of year....warm weather and new fall colors to paint with. Enjoy each day.
I wanted to do a little close up of the delphinium flowers that are yearly beauties in my garden. This is the time of year when we must enjoy our gardens as summer is coming to an end. I weeded the other day and it is still looking really good. Gardens are a lot of work. They are expensive to plant and time consuming to maintain...but they are little blessings when they are in bloom and they make great subject matter. Take time to smell the flowers.
Here is the second page in my floral sketchbook. This is one of my favorite flowers in my front garden. It was so amazing to see how tall that they grew this year. After they bloomed, I cut trimmed them back and now I am enjoying the second growth.
The mums in my garden are ready to burst open their blooms. I can't wait to see what colors they will be. One I noticed is yellow.
I always wanted to paint a collection of watercolors of the flowers in my garden. Last year I did a few plein air studies. I probably post those last year. This year I made a special sketchbook just for these paintings. They are painted on various types of watercolor paper.
This is my deck table where I enjoy sitting and enjoying each day. I used to laugh at my mom and gramma for having a gazing ball in the yard. I had no idea what purpose it served? I was told the birds like to see their reflections in the gazing ball. Now....I do not want to tell you my thoughts on Gazing balls or how many I have. Let's just say....they ALL look so pretty and the birds like to see their reflections in them. lol.
Keep coming back to see what grows in my garden here in Indiana.