Saturday, April 11, 2015

April Showers Bring...

Saturday afternoon was just beautiful. I went out to weed, and transplant a few perennials, and was hijacked by a dwarf iris. My only purple iris (at least for now... stay tuned for an iris post later this spring!) was blooming. 

It was lovely. 

I took a few pictures of it, and Mr. Dreamy came out to take a few more pictures. I took pictures of a few tulips and daffodils. 




They were all lovely. 

I decided that I wanted to draw the iris, since that is one of the flowers that we drew in a recent online art class I've been taking. I've drawn iris from pictures, but never "in person". So, I gathered my paper and pencil and plopped myself down on the edge of the garden and began to sketch. Mr. Dreamy came out with my bag of colored pencils. I colored. 

It was a lovely afternoon.


Yup, the weeds will just have to wait!






11 comments:

  1. What wonderful art! You are very talented.

    Love the flowers, too.

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  2. Nice job! That class sounds like fun.

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    1. Thanks. The class(es) have been interesting. I also took one to learn more about drawing dogs and cats. I've posted more pictures of my attempts at art on another blog. I have a link to it on the right side bar of this blog.

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  3. Just like you to tackle one of the hardest flowers to draw and color....but you got it ! So glad you are enjoying Val's classes and I see such progress in your work. Really nice things you are doing and like your self -critiques. Getting ready to head WEST in a couple weeks. Can't wait.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. The only reason I tackled it is because Val had us do one previously! The classes have been great, and I can see my own progress.
      Safe travels. I am looking forward to our August campout - but maybe we'll see you before. If you stop on this side of the mountains, let me know!

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  4. Wow I am impressed !! That Iris is stunning:)

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  5. You are much further along with your flowers than we are...my iris won't be blooming until Mother's Day. Beautiful!

    Linda
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    1. This is the only iris that is blooming in the yard. Our others won't be out for weeks. They have just begun to grow. I looked back at pictures from last year and the majority of our iris weren't up until the third week of May.

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  6. You must be feeling better! Drawing from life is the best. Beautiful iris.

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    1. Yes, I am feeling more energetic - but just sitting in the sun was about my speed!
      Thanks.

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