Monday, September 27, 2010

A Trip to The Nursery for Fall Flowers - and a new watercolor


My garden and pots are in need of some perking up. That always seems to happen at this time of year. The petunias are tired and leggy, and many of the summer perennials are just about ready to quit for the year. I could just let it go, but I am never ready for the garden to slow down and I fight it all the way. I make numerous trips to the nursery during the summer to buy fresh plants to energize my pots. With the hot, dry summers we have and all the hot wind that comes along with them- I am constantly needing to replace dry looking flowers. I am always trying to extend my growing season as long as possible- I am forever thankful for the rose garden, they work hard practically year round.
When I was unloading my latest haul onto the porch and setting the plants wherever there was room, I loved the combination of the flowers with the wicker chair. I couldn't wait to start drawing...of course I do need to plant all the pansies, mums and cyclamens I bought (after I get a good drawing). Gardening and painting are two interests that really go together well and my garden gives me an endless supply of painting ideas. This is the drawing and I plan to try to keep it from getting too detailed as I paint. I hope so anyway.
Thanks for looking!
Sheryl

6 comments:

  1. Lovely cyclamens :) And that will make a fabulous painting, Looking forward to seeing the progression :)

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  2. Those flowers are gorgeous. And what better way to set them off than on a white wicker chair. Can't wait to see the painting.

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  3. This is going to be beautiful! Are you going to post WIP's?

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  4. Pat, Gretchen and Teresa- Thanks! I am painting today and will definitely post the work in progress.
    Sheryl

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  5. The drawing itself is looking good!

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  6. Thanks, Dora- sometimes after I finish the watercolor, I think I prefer the drawing with all that nice white paper!

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