Monday, April 09, 2007

Working in the Garden

As HWEM stomps back and forth in his filthy gumboots, trekking compost and honest sweat through the house, he is occasionally heard to mutter - 'bout time you did some work in the garden'.

So here I am 'working' in the garden!


Every now and then I have to stop to consult my Muse.


I'm still trying to keep up with the plants as they bloom.


I wasn't quick enough for the Iris, so I had to rely on the photo I took. There's more on the way, so I will try for a looser watercolour version of those.

14 comments:

Joan said...

I like the way you "work" in the garden. That's my way too. The paintings you did of the flowers are lovely. Ciao!

Lin said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORK! YOU MAKE WATERCOLOR LOOK SO EFFORTLESS!!! I love all that stonework too!

Felicity said...

Beautiful flower studies and well worth all the hard work! ;) What a lovely muse you have! Sounds like a perfect day!

Africantapestry said...

How I would love to see your garden,(in which you have worked SO hard) it looks so beautiful.
Lovely drawing of the iris..the color is just gorgeous!!
Ronell

MrsSnowy said...

Thank you all so much. By the way, I have worked long and hard in the house today, Spring cleaning. Even HWEM has noted that the only brush I've had in my hand came with a dustpan. I couldn't let you all think I was just a dilettante.

Lin - You are so kind but my watercolours are never effortless - that's Laurelines!:)

Ronell, when the garden is shipshape you will be most welcome - you can't be that far away.

caseytoussaint said...

What a lovely garden you have - and your watercolors are beautiful.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Awww, look at the dog! So cute! (and big!) :) ... Tulips are my favorite flower. I love the tulip painting.

Laura said...

Hey, he stole your studio! What more does he want? I'm so glad you're in the garden, working on your art. Isn't it incredible to think that it's iris season here AND there? Such lovely colors you painted.
Xoxo,
L

platitudinal said...

What a lovely place to paint, Robyn … a beautiful terraced garden filled with flourishing plants, complete with your very own hairy muse (that gives wet kisses, I gather?). It is an idyllic setting for an artist to thrive (even though she has to play Cinderella once in a while to sweep the dust away). I like the painting of the fully bloomed tulip with the one that has not unfolded yet. And, what are those charming white/yellow flowers? The iris is beautiful, love the brush strokes in it … it seems your brush just run through the paper undemanding. I agree with Lin, it looks effortless.

*Today's Wednesday. I wish you a wonderful day.

MrsSnowy said...

Thank you Laserone - I've just be admiring Riley, very cute. He'd probably hate Dermott, all the little dogs around here do.

Thanks Luci - Those little flowers are my first Narcissus.

Laura - it is a lovely synchronicity that we can paint the same flowers both here and there.

Dave said...

That's about the extent of my work in the garden too, apart from unskilled work like cleaning the winter's muck off the patio and mowing the grass (which was this weekend's work for me!). I love these, especially the iris, which is my favourite flower.

MrsSnowy said...

Hi Dave - Mowing the grass is what I call real work! Thank you for liking my Iris, I'm a bit happier with it now I look with fresh eyes. I thought it was a bit too busy when I finished it. What a shame they die so quickly.

Delina said...

Your dog is enormous! fv

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

My favourite way of working in the garden too - my muse is one of either of our cats nowhere near as big as your gorgeous feller. Why don't we see sketches of him??

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