Monday, July 21, 2014

More herbal flowers

Still working on this.....for spoonflower challenge herbal
played around with repeat designs. It is a challenge!

Herbal Bouquet

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In Progress

Painting a sign for our garden stand 30" X 20" side one almost done, a few more touches and then the other side :)

Handsome garden visitor
 In bloom for the seasonal flower alliance

Sunday, July 6, 2014


 Fragile flowers and birds. For Illustration Friday challenge, paint party Friday and Sunday Sketches.
Somewhat blackboardish? Playing with Stonehenge paper and gouache. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bearded Heron?

Illustration Friday challenge Beard? A Blue Heron has this feathery, beardy thing going on.... If a bird could have a beard this would be it!

Alstromeria and lavender going crazy in the garden right now, beloved by hummingbirds and bees.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


 Summer for Illustration Friday
Summertime and the living is easy....
Summer Solstice lovely warm beach days
For Sunday Sketches too....
 An experiment on board with acrylic and texture?
What do you think?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Little Masked Crusader? Flowers and more

 Smallest Super Hero? For Illustration Friday Mask Challenge
Peonies and more peonies, Sword Dancer

In the garden this week, and in the flowers for the market!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Petal Temptations

Petal inspiration Icelandic poppies.

 Lovey Bunny: this little drawing has been sitting in my sketch book for awhile. 

This weeks flowers for the Seasonal Flower Alliance: peony, Icelandic poppy, snapdragon, first of the sweetpeas and nigella, dames rocket parsley flowers, ninebark and lemon balm.

Monday, May 26, 2014

In Bloom

In bloom in the garden right now, after being in Toronto last weekend I realize how far ahead our gardens are on the coast. Spent the weekend planting tomato's, potatoes, cucumbers and more + flowers of course....
And painting of course! Top painting a bouquet, second a pattern which do you prefer?For illustration Friday universe....a big stretch....flowers are the universal messenger of love and affection?

 The cottage is dripping in wisteria!
The inspiration for the paintings fresh from the garden. For the seasonal flower alliance

Picking the first of the sweet peas, Icelandic poppies and peonies. Not sure of the name of the pink round flowers? They have a lovely scent.
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