Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cattail


Cattail
Originally uploaded by linfrye
A friend of mine (who also sings and plays guitars with my husband) stopped by yesterday to spend an hour sketching! We ate lunch and then searched for a shady spot to escape the 90F heat as well as find something to sketch. We walked the woodland trails, and even though we have hundreds of flowers in bloom, choose to sketch the single cattail beneath the tall pines!

It was fun!

7 comments:

juj said...

This is lovely Lin - what a perfect way to spend an afternoon. There is a patch of cattails on a stretch of road I ddrive by every week, and everytime I go by I think I wish I had time to stop and sketch those. You've inspired me - next time I drive by I AM stopping. Even if I only have time to snap a picture to draw from later - it's better than regretting not.

Teri C said...

So lovely and what a delightful day you had. I love those cattails also.

Africantapestry said...

They are called cattails...what a lovely appropriate name. I'd like to see one up close now, will keep my eyes open. By the sound of it...a delightful day you had and a great sketch to show!
Ronell

Tami said...

Sounds like a great way to wile away the time...love the cattail, too!

mARTa said...

I haven't caressed a cattail in years! Or is that a pussy willow? I just remember the softness....lovely sketch and I love coming acress sketches that remind me of favorite things!

Jana Bouc said...

Yikes...90 degrees just knocks me out and I have to lay down. I thought it was a close up sketch of a caterpillar on a grass stalk until I enlarged it and read your writing. Either way it's a charming sketch!

Carole said...

I really like the simplicity of this painting.

I can't imagine that kind of heat. Summer has been cancelled here in the UK!