Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Backyard Sketches Cattails and Olives

I've been enjoying the cooler temps and golden colors beginning to show so I went out this morning to sketch.  I consider the backyard the entire neighborhood and field area around where I live so that gives me much more space for inspiration...:)  Today I found huge cattails and the Russian Olive trees are starting to become full with their fruits.  I added a little more color to them than they really are.  I thought they needed a little pink.  I've been inspired to post more drawings and paintings after visiting and reading these two blogs:
Woolgathering and Carol Marine's Paintings.  They're both very neat.    

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tomato Garden Sketchbook and Bees

I've been keeping a tomato garden sketchbook this summer.  It is a simple red sketchbook the size of a notebook and I've decided to fill it with drawings from my tomato garden.  I call it my tomato garden because it is a small garden and the tomatoes have taken over (good fertilizer this year I guess).  Lots of dragonflies and bees have visited this year.    

Along with my very large cherry tomato plants I have a jalapeno pepper plant, wildflowers  and herbs that have stood their ground and continued to grow ~ crowded to the max and all.   

I scattered coreopsis seeds early in the season and now have them all over.  The bees love them and I finally got a decent picture of one last evening after trying 10+ times.    

My tomatoes.  My best crop yet and they taste pretty good too.  Happy autumn tomorrow!