Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monthly sketch project



This sketch is done from the charming photo posted on the Monthly Sketch Project site. It's very serene, and probably from a zen garden. I loved the photo and really liked doing the sketch, but because it's not my photo I don't have a story to go along with it.

However, I can write a bit about the flowers surrounding the temple. I think they are wax begonias of my favorite variety. It's the Cocktail series, the white flowers are called Whiskey. The red variety is called Vodka, and the pink ones are called Gin. They have those lovely bronzy-green leaves, and flowers upheld on stiff stems. They are my favorite shade plants for the patio. And such cute names!

7 comments:

Alex said...

Very nice and it really does have a peace and calm effect =) I believe it's the beautiful selection of colors that did the job.

Cathy Holtom said...

I'm glad someone knows what the flowers were, I've seen them before but just didn't know the name. Good painting too!

Ramona Davidson said...

Yes, its such a wonderful photo to try to copy and you did a wonderful job with this.

nanke's stuff said...

Alex is right, this is a very serene painting. You did a great job with the plants, especially! nancy

raena said...

Wonderful job on painting it and I love the information about the flowers! It seems that whoever named them had a good sense of humor!!

Ann said...

This is so very pretty! And so says "peaceful"...

jyothisethu said...

good pictures...
beautiful...
congrats...