December 02, 2012

Sunflower seeds


The stipes have always been there, but I just never noticed them before.


Sunflower Seeds
This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

November 20, 2012

Have you ever tasted...

... a winter apple?
Sweet, crisp and light on a cold damp November afternoon.


Winter Apple
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


November 13, 2012

November 05, 2012

The daffodil bulb


The daffodil bulb sits comfortably in the silence of the soil, waiting for Spring.


Daffodil Bulb
This original 8x10 drawing is available
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

October 29, 2012

October 25, 2012

food for next summer


The string bean seeds have been drying out.


String Bean Seeds
This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


October 15, 2012

The flowers are fading, but...



... Fall has arrived for us.


Hydrangea Leaf in the Fall
This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

October 03, 2012

When life feels like too much...


... it's time to sit down and peel a few Gravenstein apples.


Gravenstein apple peel
This original 8x10 drawing is sold.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


September 24, 2012

I find it so comforting...



... knowing that these pears have been falling from a friend's backyard tree for almost 100 years.


Backyard Pears
This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

September 18, 2012

so many red plums



there was plum crumble, plum cake, plum puree...


Red Plums
This original 8x10 drawing is sold.
(watercolour and coloured pencil on paper)


August 30, 2012

the humble carrot


... pulled fresh from the soil.


Carrot, fresh from the soil
This original 8x10 inch drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

August 21, 2012

swiss chard



Beauty, vitality... it's life.


Life - swiss chard
Original 8x10 inch drawing.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

July 25, 2012

hosta flowers budding



Even the hostas are showing off now.


Hosta flowers budding
This original 8x10 inch drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

July 04, 2012

snapdragon

 
... more than just a country charmer.


Snapdragon
This is an original 8x10 inch drawing.
(watercolour and coloured pencil on paper)

June 19, 2012

the jolly lupine



...standing tall and proud.


The jolly lupine
This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

June 07, 2012

perhaps fairies do exist



The fuchsia graced me with her presence.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

May 24, 2012

thank you, you were lovely

 
Even the most sumptuous petals fall.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

May 20, 2012

May 18, 2012

one thing leads to another...



I re-painted our wooden adirondack chairs yesterday afternoon. This job has been on my to-do list since last spring and I haven't got to it until now. While I was out in the garden I noticed my favourite tulips, the tall dark purple beauties, are starting to drop their petals. And so, another drawing begins...

May 15, 2012

the beauty of white



The white tulip swayed for a while.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

May 10, 2012

in progress...



I started a new drawing last night.
Just had to capture a white tulip before they fade away for the year.

March 31, 2012

the lilac tree is waking



Ohhhh, the anticipation....

(watercolour and coloured pencil on paper)

February 28, 2012

sedum cut down, only to rise again

 
The sedum was cut down last fall, and now she is rising again.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


February 15, 2012

pussy willows

 
There's a whisper of spring out there.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


January 16, 2012

Last year's daisies topped with snow


I never got around to chopping down last year's daisies.
I'm so glad.


Last year's daisies topped with snow
This original 8 x 10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencil on paper)

January 14, 2012

Just three days of snow


It was magical having snow for three days.
 And then it vanished overnight.

(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)