Art In The Garden

Poppies, Fungi and Wattles.

Poppies Illustration.  Coloured Pencils on Canvas Paper

Poppies Illustration. Coloured Pencils on Canvas Paper

Acrylic on Canvas Paper 2012

Acrylic on Canvas Paper 2012

Poppy Spree:- I went on a poppy painting and sketching spree last year.  And I had a great time with it too.  By the end of the spree I was just using coloured pencils which I absolutely love at the moment.

The top picture was on canvas paper and I had no intention of doing any pencil sketches on canvas but I was very happy with the result.  I like something a little different.  When I first started the spree I looked to the internet for inspiration.  Google images and Pinterest mainly.  And as Julia Roberts so wisely said in Pretty Woman…”Big mistake…big…huge” why? because I got stuck on Pinterest and I just couldn’t stop.  Had many many hours of a Pinfest.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved it so much, but I didn’t get any work done.  I think anyone who has ever said “oh, I will just pop over to Pinterest for a few minutes” will know exactly what I mean, right? Or am I the only one that has done that? But I did eventually escape and did some work, I think I ended up with about 20 or 30 different poppy pictures.  Some better than others.

The bottom one is acrylic on canvas paper.  I was just playing around with different techniques and different sized paint brushes.  So really I was just mucking around with these, but I enjoyed it and that’s what art is all about, for me anyway.

I am sure when my sister sees these photos see will be appalled at the quality of the photography (she’s a photographer) but I don’t have one clue as to settings etc. So it is more a case of point and click for me really.  So apologies to all of you who know what you are doing with a camera.  Next week I am off to see my sister and to pick her brain, so maybe, just maybe the photography will improve.

Just thought I would throw in a few shots from around the garden as well…

Fungi

Fungi (Click to enlarge) (Seriously click, they look really big)

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New growth

New growth (Click to enlarge) (Seriously click, they look really big)

Ants in a wattle

Ants in a wattle (Click to enlarge) (Seriously click, they look really big)

Wattle seed pods, they always look like they are singing to me. Such happy seed pods.

Wattle seed pods, they always look like they are singing to me. Such happy seed pods. (Click to enlarge) (Seriously click, they look really big)

Testing paint mixes for the poppies.  It's a mess but I think I'll keep it, I just like the different colours.

Testing paint mixes for the poppies. It’s a mess but I think I’ll keep it, I just like the different colours.

Not really in love with this but it's okay.

Not really in love with this but it’s okay.

That’s it for a realllly long post.  Time to make dinner and have a nice glass of red.  Hope you are having a glass of red too, that is if it is the afternoon or night at your place, cause if it is in the morning you probably shouldn’t…well maybe if it is after 10am.  Catch ya later.

Ruby Canoe.

2 thoughts on “Art In The Garden

  1. I was just having a BlogSnog. Love how the voices in your head now have an outlet 🙂 Great work and I love, love, love your illustrations, You is Smart, You is Kind, You is Important! Inspires me to pour a red. Looking forward to the next instalment. XXXXXX

  2. So what you are saying is my post has driven you to drink? Then my work here is done…But seriously folks, thanks for the comment Donna…blogsnog, oh lol!

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