• I am kind of in love with this one!!! I started with a pencil outline of some dahlias (below) and then inked it with black pen, then coloured it lightly with watercolours. 

    dahlias

  • Experimental pen drawing and painting combo for today...

    IMG_4597

  • Well, I started this painting yesterday and over the course of painting it, I wrote it off a few times feeling like it'd turned into a garbled mess. And yet somehow, I managed to salvage it and even make it nice!

    Untitled

    That said, I think I need to learn some things about what order to paint layers in, and also stop making such complicated paintings with dark backgrounds. They are tricky as heck to do, though I like the effect... Need to remember this is project a day, and to save the tough stuff for projects with a longer timeline!

  • Another mystery plant! I love these tiny flowers that from afar almost look fluffy. Before blooming (below) the whole stem really has a lovely shape too.

    tiny flowers

    buds

    And.... that's all I've got today!

  • Tried sketching some hydrangeas today. I coloured them with markers too but like the original uncoloured best (there's a peek at the best section of the coloured version below). Otherwise, today was a bit of a rollercoaster and I'm wiped, so I'm gonna leave it at that!

    Hydrangea sketch

    Detail colour

  • I don't know what these are, but they are so cheerful and the bees seem to love them! There've been a lot more bees in the neighbourhood this year so far, a good sign for sure. 

    Bzzzz

    I went to chop the flower shoots off the hostas tonight, as the flowers have mostly had it and are making a real mess, when bzzzz... a bumble bee came bumbling along for some more nectar and pollen. I then realized that even though the flowers looked finished for the season, the bees were still harvesting! Shoot, I felt so bad for jumping the gun!

  • This was the photo I was taking when the attack happened...

    Poppies

  • Alison's pinwheel flowers stampified

    A couple days ago a friend of mine posted a photo of what I believe to be a striped petunia of some sort like these ones, and said that she'd love to see them in my 365 project. They had such a distinct pattern, and I pondered whether there was something unique I could do to reproduce it, so I ended up carving a couple stamps!

    IMG_4492

  • I looooove these. I remember trying to grow them one summer in Saskatoon, but I don't think they lasted very long. I wish I could remember what they're called (anyone know? verdict is in c/o my mom: moss roses or Portulaca grandiflora). Someone in the neighbourhood has some very nice ones growing.

    IMG_4443

  • Quick pencil sketch of a lily. Time for walkies now, gotta go! 

    Lily

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