Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Art and Nature

Here they are all grown up and blooming.
I get such inspiration and rejuvenation from the garden.
What could be better than sitting on the deck, in the sunshine, drawing the flowers blooming all around you?
Nature and art seem to go together so naturally.  Even the original cave paintings show nature - well, usually man conquering nature as they show people driving mastodons over a cliff.  But still, art is a way for us to make sense of the world around us, to capture a part of nature forever.
In the dead of winter, when I look at this little sketch, I can remember the sunlight and the birdsong and know that nature renews itself as it renews me.
Watercolor pencils in the Pentallic sketchbook.


Alex said...

Beautiful drawing to compliment a beautiful garden =) I can smell the freshness of those flowers already

nanke's stuff said...

Very nice and summery! nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

You've got in words exactly how I feel about nature when I look around me and your flowers just say summer!

Unknown said...

What you described sounds like heaven to me; but what I encounter in my backyard this time of year is far from it! Mosquitoes and humidity and HEAT!! Maybe that is the real reason I haven't focused on drawing flowers! (or maybe I should just focus on the ones that bloom in spring and fall! Lovely drawing and I'm so glad you are able to sit in your backyard and enjoy some time in the sun!