Sunday, August 21, 2011
The early settlers to this land were often nearly undone by the long distances between water sources and the lack of any kind of sheltered spaces. It truly was the land where the buffalo ran free and could stampede for days with nothing to stop them. This is a field of brilliantly blooming canola flowers under a dramatic sky, with few stands of planted trees called windbreaks, whose job was literally to break up the wind and prevent the seeded crops from blowing away. This is my world and welcome to a glimpse of it.
Monday, August 15, 2011
These are how water droplets look on the Red Morn petunias. Next to the roses, these are the prettiest.
Today my deck is covered with hail - small, and not very damaging but still...
Watercolor in the Pentalic Nature sketchbook.
Friday, August 05, 2011
The title of the book is "Painting watercolour landscapes the easy way" by Terry Harrison.
Monday, August 01, 2011
These are Matha Washington geraniums - two different plants in the same container. They are very showy and exuberant.
Watercolor in the Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.
Hope you are having a lovely summer.