Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Autumn Wildflower Celebration

These were picked from Spring Island's wildflower garden last Thursday.  The Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, blooms are spent, but I still love their shapes. The Horsemint, Monarde punctata L, is barely hanging on and the River Oat sprig, Chasmanthium latifolium, has been brown for weeks. But Elliott's Aster, Symphyotrichum elliottii, Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta and Wild Ageratum flowers are not ready to stop their celebration of Autumn.

I so wish I could have a scratch and sniff square on this page!

I sketched everything with an 005 brown Micron pen, then added watercolors.

6 comments:

  1. Dear Pam,
    The work is so lovely. We, too, have Black eyed Susan on the way to a beach.

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    1. Thanks so, Sadami! What a happy flower to see on the way to the beach!

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  2. This is joyous! I love the brown pen with the colors of the flowers. Beautiful page!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Just couldn't pick up the black pen for an autumn sketch :)

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  3. Dear Pam - happened onto your blog from another site. You have some lovely sketches. I especially love the wildflowers above...makes me wish we in Ohio still had some blooming but alas will have to wait until spring. Take care and happy sketching.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! I do love the lingering seasons here in the lowcountry. Only have the next couple of months where nothing blooms. Then the red maples pop with their cheery red buds in February. Sketching focus changes to wading birds. You take care and stop back by again!

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