Saturday, July 28, 2012

Abutilon Watercolor 2

© Ellen Blonder
Starting to layer color on color.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Abutilon Watercolor 1

© Ellen Blonder
I'm working from a photo I took when this abutilon plant was full of flowers. Here's the first day's outlines, barely filled in with watercolor underpainting.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Abutilon 1

© Ellen Blonder
Some dear friends brought a gift of an abutilon plant when they visited earlier this month. I sketched the flowers in my sketchbook, trying to capture the tangerine shades and rich green leaves with colored pencil, and with more than a little frustration. I'll try watercolors next, before I find the perfect place to plant it in the garden.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Silly Break

Love potatoes? This one is the first I've seen that loves you back. I know, silly, but I've never seen one like this before.