Sunday, July 20, 2008

Backyard Sketches



Apparently, rainy days and Mondays aren't the only reason to sketch! Who knew? There was a perfectly good sun in the sky this afternoon, and I sat directly in its rays and exercised the pencil.

There was an art fair in Library Square in Kenosha today, so I was inspired after having a stroll around the place.



My little Japanese Maple holds onto its seeds for a very long time. All the other maples have thrown theirs down (and there are many maples trees growing in unexpected places as a result). Not this guy...oh no, he's going to wave them around in my face for a while. He might even try a play fake, but I'm ready for him. I won't be jumping for the rake until I see the seed hit the ground.



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9 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

love the leaf and seed pod


Sharon

Betty said...

I love all these!!

kazumiwannabe said...

Love all three too! The leaf and branch are lovely and I love the clean lines in the first one. A Japanese maple... my dream!

Sarah M said...

Love the seed pod in particular. I also wanted to say I love the drawings and design of your blog banner - very nice!

MaryO said...

I've been struggling with a seedpod drawing for two days now. I think I'll stop fussing with color and settle for the pencil, or ink. I love yours!

Deb said...

Great job....love the intricacy of the leaf!

Nan said...

Thank you everyone!

Donn said...

Great sketches. You do good work in pencil as well as what I see in your banner too.

Ann said...

Very nice, don't know that I could choose a favorite, I like them all!