Tuesday, June 14, 2011

three gardens

We'll start with last year's garden, which is a sorry mess right now. We blocked it all off from the dog with a fence that I had to sort of crawl under over by a post out of sight on the right. Not gonna do that again.


Here is this year's edition. Three Sweet 100 tomatoes. That's it. Gonna be a lot of visit's to the farmer's market this year...
 And last but certainly not least, here is a garden I produced yesterday afternoon in the studio. The background was done a few weeks ago and was nothing special, just mottled pink. But while blog surfing, I saw this on Roben-Marie's blog and was inspired.

This is one of the few times I've ever just cut loose and started throwing stuff on the page. I'm usually little Miss gotta-figure-it-all-out-in-advance, but this was totally off the cuff. I felt myself gettin' in the groove and just letting it flow, and that hasn't happened to me since I started all this art journal stuff. It was great.

The background was acrylics, the flowers and stems were done with water soluble oil pastels gone over with a water brush, the spots were stenciled thru sequin scrap, and the black detailing is acrylic paint using a water brush.

I did just a little journaling after I took the pics, talking about how this was a summer of transition and that this may be my only garden - painted flowers on paper.

I'm absurdly pleased with it. :-))

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I really like this one. LIke the flow and colors. Sometimes it just happens.