Saturday, 30 April 2011

Early Morning Down the Lane



It was supposed to be a quick early morning walk down the dusty lane for the dogs, but I got distracted...it doesn't take much!  The wild flowers caught my attention growing in the grass and tumbling over walls.


I took a few home with me to draw, these were lovely with their little faces turned up to the sun.


The bottom one of these is a wild sweet pea that grows everywhere,  I believe it originated here in Sicily, first recorded by a monk in the 17th century.
There seemed to be a pink and purple theme going on, nature's colour scheme? 



This is the view you get as you walk down the lane, one of my favourites, that I've sketched and painted many times.  It used to be the view from my bathroom window but someone built a house nextdoor and that was that :(

15 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

Your world is gorgeous . . . your wildflower sketches exquisite!!

Gillian said...

Your dusty lane holds many riches. I especially love the pink convolvulus sketch. Maybe you should record all of the island's wild flowers in a special journal. Beautiful work, Cathy. x

Sandy in Michigan said...

Your sketches are so delicate and beautiful. Too bad about the loss of that wonderful view.

colleensartworld said...

Amazing view! Your sketches capture the flowers very well!

Shirley said...

Love the morning glory-type flower sketch.

Alex said...

Beautiful! I like how you captured just enough on your drawing pad to lock the beauty of nature. =)

whatidoisme said...

Just lovely (and one of my favourite colour schemes!). More please!
Sue

debra morris said...

Beautiful Cathy

Sandra said...

Lovely delicate drawings.

frayedattheedge said...

If only I could draw/paint the plants I see on my walks. But your delicate creations more than make up for my lack of ability!!

Deborah said...

So beautiful! Just breathtaking.

Janene said...

Beautiful sketches and what a wonderful view!!

Tahirih said...

Wow, you live in a beautiful place! And your new sketches are beautiful, too.

Dali Lobo said...

Lovely and delicate.

Sue Pownall said...

These are beautiful drawings Cathy, as are the photos.

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