Hello peeps how are you?
The garden flowers this year grew and died so quickly and all the colours are fading fast. Pansies are in the garden centres and they are so cheerful to look at I really feel the need to bring them home.
They were all planted in pots around the garden and really do make me happy as they wave in the breeze smiling back at me.
Suddenly there are little notches taken out of the leaves and flower heads missing, the slugs have found them eep!
I decided I had better draw them fast before they turn into little pots of stalks!
The first picture above is of a pansy and a viola. I have to say that the little viola is my favourite out of all of these, it almost painted itself and I managed to get the colours really close to the real flower.
Next I painted lots of pansy heads, all of the colours immortalised in my sketchbook for all time. I had bought a box of mixed colours so hopefully my pots will be a riot of colours throughout the autumn (providing the slugs don’t eat them first that is.)
This little viola is painted on a watercolour postcard; the card was hiding in the back of my sketch book, and I was interested to see the difference in the colours to the sketchbook pansies.
Below are pansy doodles drawn whilst watching TV, testing myself to see if I could remember the shapes, they’re outlined with a brush pen, almost cartoony really.
I hope you enjoyed a peek these happy little flowers and also that they last a little longer. If it means running around the garden in the dark with a torch picking the rotten things off, It will be worth it for a bit more colour.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Till next time, have fun x