Monday, July 06, 2009
Loose Practice after Janet Rogers
As I write this, the rain we have been hoping for is finally falling and I can just hear those thirsty plants sighing (and slurping!)!
This sketch, modeled after techniques from Janet Rogers, is a cluster of gladiolas I plucked from my garden and dressed with some flowering lemon balm. Normally, I simply dry my lemon balm for use as tea, flavorings and the like - but I really liked how the light blue/green leaves worked against the pink flowers (though this may not be very clear in this rendition! LOL). I just had to add a bit of ink to define - just a bit - some of the flower parts!
We also finished drying our peaches and rendering all the vegetables. I DO LOVE those kinds of tasks - all of them remind me of the agrarian roots and lifestyle I prefer. But reality for me means that I head to work this morning to grow an Arboretum and horticulture students instead of harvesting vegetables!
Hope your 4th was terrific! And this week is wonderful as well!