Saturday, September 8, 2007

Autumn Blooms

We spent all day Tuesday gardening: digging up spuds, pulling beans & shelling them, weeding. So I didn't get any art done. Thursday afternoon found me again in the garden, this time equipped with my paintbrush & sketch pad. The sun was warm and beautiful, and the garden was a-buzz with insects. There was one huge dragonfly that spent a lot of time hovering around, I suspect hunting for lunch.

So this post's offerings (again, click on an image to open enlarged into another window):

California poppies

Autumn crocus

The colours in both the poppies & crocus were so lovely. I had a bit of trouble with the colours in the crocus, but I'm pleased overall. There are some really nice passages in both pieces.

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