Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Latest Painting - Saluki

With all the free time I have now, I have been able to finish this at last. He is painted using watercolour and Derwent Drawing pencils, with a touch of acrylic for the highlights. It is so good to be able to get on with the painting again - it has been very frustrating not having the time or the energy over the past few weeks. Hopefully, especially if this darn rain carries on, I will be able to get a lot of work done during the next 6 weeks - excellent!

I found this in my garden today - how spectacular is that? If anyone can tell me what on earth it is, I'd be grateful. I planted a load of summer bulbs a couple of years ago and I think it was among them, but I cannot remember what I planted. Gardening is a very hit and miss affair for me - if there is a space I'll jam something in and if it grows it grows, if it doesn't then it makes room for something else. I had to restrain myself at the garden centre yesterday from buying a sad banana tree for half price - there is already a large banana plant on our patio and no room for any more. But it looked so dejected, and there were so many lonely looking plants in the bargain corner.........

4 comments:

natural attrill said...

Wow! that flower is amazing!
Penny.

Caroline B said...

Just as well I photographed the flower, as we had yet another protracted bout of rain which destroyed it completely - poor thing didn't even last the day.

Penguin & Fish said...

Oh, that puppy is awesome. great work.

Anonymous said...

I love the painting of the doggy it is sooooo cute
from Rhiannan