Thursday, June 15, 2006

potted succulents


I wanted to have a bit more of a play with pencil today so sat in the sun in my sunroom and sketched some of the succulents that are in there, escaping the awful frosts we have been having. There is quite a lot of damage in the garden showing up, my precious white and deep pink tree dahlias are definetly looking sad. I did manage a shower this morning, at about 9 am as the pipes were frozen again, but we were lucky as there has been widespread damage and houses with burst pipes. Adelaide hasnt had frost like it since about 1989.
I had a lovely walk in the neighbours paddocks today, the results are in my other blog.
I must try to have time to get back over some of these sketches in colour but getting the time is the operative word, I dont know what I do but I dont have much time to sit.
I would have thought that with all the walking and eating healthy (but boring) food that I was losing weight but I dont seem to be. Frustrating.

6 comments:

Lin said...

nICELY NICELY DONE!! I LOVE THE LOOSE FEEL OF THE SKETCH AND THE WONDERFUL SHADING!

Sioux said...

Penny, I enjoyed both your blogs. My favorite drawing is this one of the succulents. Great job.

Marilyn said...

Your succulents are so interesting and pretty. I'm freezing just reading your commentary. That's when I appreciate Southern Calif.

Linda T said...

Penny, you have inspired me to sit and play with pencil today if I can. Enjoyed the sketch!

AnastasiaC said...

Great succulants - I need to get some of those - they are SO pretty all clustered together and dont need much water - perfect for us Sydneysiders who have water restrictions!

Gail P. said...

Very inspiring! You really captured how they look. I've got to try drawing mine.