Sunday, 20 March 2011

Cultivate



Illustration Friday - Cultivate

I always wish I had time to cultivate different plants and flowers for the garden.  By the time I've got some freetime in the summer holidays it's way too hot to make anything grow, it's all about survival then!
I have to stick to my succulents, cacti and 'sun loving ' herbs!
Watercolour, coloured pencil and pen in my sketchbook.

21 comments:

debra morris said...

Great Cathy...know what you mean about having the time. What herbs do you grow?

INDIGENE said...

Nothing more beautiful, than spring in a row! :) Lovely!

Lucia B. said...

Dear Cathy, your sketchbook is full of delightful things! Even in this small detail of your garden or terrace there's the beautiful light of Southern Italy!

Sue Pownall said...

This is perfect for the theme Cathy, a lovely drawing!

jill said...

This is lovely, I get the chance to garden and it is very rarely too hot in my country, just short of freetime though.

Dan Kent said...

Elegant and beautiful.

frayedattheedge said...

I would love to have lots of plants in pots - but it is so much work to keep them watered! Lovely drawing.

freebird said...

Well if you can't have them on the patio then a good painting like this helps to ease the lack! Love it.

Pat said...

Charming watercolour.
I love to see things growing :)

ElasticUnicorn said...

Hello Cathy,

I'm just Potty about your drawing/painting.

Again - just wonderful stuff.

Stew.
elasticunicorn.blogspot.com

Alex said...

There's a lot of sweetness in this. =) I think it's because it reminds me of my mom, she has a lot of plants.
Love the colors as always Cathy, beautiful work

bettyfromtexas said...

I empathize! This is a beautiful rendering for Illustration Friday!

Sarah Melling said...

So beautiful...I can just feel the warm sunshine. (It's cold and rainy here in California today, so it's a lovely image to me!)

whatidoisme said...

What a lovely line-up!
Sue

Revelle said...

Lovely little parade of pots!

raena said...

Lovely! I garden even though it is a bit too hot where I live. I just have to start earlier in the year than most people. I plant tomatoes in late Jan, early Feb, while most people are snowed in! Time, I have lots of; motivation, a bit lacking! :D

Ellen Burkett said...

Very pretty! That's how I always envision my herbs, but I never get around to actually growing them. Love the shadows!

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is just so lovely! Wonderful flowers.

BarbaraB said...

This is a lovely sketch. I can just imagine all these fragrant herbs growing in your garden.

Cathy Holtom said...

Debra - I grow the usual, basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano,mint, chives and much more. The plants in the drawing are from my imagination!

Chrissy said...

This is a gorgeous piece of work that just shouts Spring :-)

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