Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sweet Pepper Bush



I planted this flowering shrub years ago, and it continues to spread throughout the small garden where it's located. Every few years, I dig up a clump and relocate THAT elsewhere on the property.

It's in full bloom now with a heavenly, strong aroma that perfumes even the hottest and most humid of summer days ...

11 comments:

Tami said...

Lin, your shadowing is getting really good! The flowers on this look so delicate! I love the little spots of blue on the edges of the page, too! Great job!!!

SCquiltaddict said...

This is really a great sketch...I think your knowledge of plants really shows up in your botanicals...OUTSTANDING job!!

Kunya said...

Lin, looking at your drawings of nature is a delight! Every time I enjoy looking at your pictures. The way you write gives it an extra touch. Nice work.

Sioux said...

Very nice, Lin. I hope you have posted it to the botanical group, as well.

Teri C said...

What a beautiful plant and to get the aroma is great. I'm not sure I have ever seen one.

Lovely painting Lin!

Laura said...

What fun to see the drawing before and after coloring! I agree with what everyone here has said---good work, Lin!

Terri said...

This is lovely Lin. You really handle those shadows very well. :o)

Penny said...

Lovely sketch Lin, I concur with the others, lovely shading. What is the botanical name? It looks like Clethra something,must look it up.

Jana Bouc said...

These are so lively and light and free and look like there was no struggle in the painting and drawing. The colors and composition are beautiful!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Lin - your nature studies are very good. What a wonderful way to honor them. I miss my garden, which must meean I need to spend more time there.

Potato Print said...

The nature studies are beautiful. I've started a life list this year in hopes of learning more names of plants and birds. I tried drawing some of them, but they never came to life on paper the way yours do. I'm inspired.