Thursday, June 26, 2014

California Poppies and Summer Garden

Sepia sketches of the flowers in my garden starting with the California poppies. I worked on this page a little each day over three days adding different flowers each day.  

I'm not sure what the name of the flower is with the brick red petals and tall centers.  I think the seeds flew over from the neighbors.  I like them.  They're different.  

Practicing my DSLR with angles and light. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Farmers Market Apricots

I've been visiting the farmer's market regularly.  The apricots, plums and berries have been nice and sweet.  Colorful too.   I photographed what I bought one evening in the setting sun. 

Then sketched some the next day.  I sliced one open to draw it from that perspective then ate it.  Fresh fruit.  The best.   Hope you have a good week. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

California Poppies in Bloom

My California poppies are blooming in my garden.  I have one little plant, but it's becoming fuller all the time and I'm going to let it go to seed so I have them here and there.  I sketched some in pen and ink with watercolor.  They have neat little flower buds.

Working with my "nifty-fifty" lens practicing some bokeh backgrounds for the poppies.  I'm really enjoying learning to use my DSLR camera and trying to learn Lightroom to go along with it ~ fun program, but challenging at times for me still.  But I'll get it :)