Thursday, 18 July 2013

Garden Sketching






Once a week I meet up with some friends to paint together.  In the summer we paint outside in my friend's lovely garden.  It's not a posh garden, it's the sort with plant pots piled up in the corner and herbs growing in a variety of containers.  Often it's a source of inspiration for sketches and paintings and on this occasion a row of cactus in matching pots the sun lighting them up from behind that caught my eye.  This sketch is unfinished so I cropped it down for now but I think it would make a good painting one day?

























These two cats were waiting expectantly under a window for a little something to be thrown their way.
Sketched quickly in the station carpark  and colour put on at home.

10 comments:

Jo O'Hanlon said...

I can almost see those cats waiting for... whatever! Mine sit in exactly the same positions when they know they're in for a treat. Beautiful work!

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you Jo, they always know somehow!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Beautiful work!

frayedattheedge said...

I was enjoying the cactus - then you had to spoil it with cats!! (Sorry, I just don't like the little beasties!!!)

. said...

Love the cats, but the cactus is stunning and again I love how you can capture light so beautifully.

Its nice to have friends with same likes and being able to paint together.

Polly Birchall said...

Love the cats, and the light on the cactus is really stunning. Sounds a painterly garden

azzizz_tirta said...

Cathy, very,very,very beautiful watercolors and without lines or border lines... i sure wish i can do it too. thanks for sharing, Cathy

Martine PITTET said...

Lovely light on the cactus and I love the two cats painted with soft colours !

Alex said...

I know that the cactus painting is a drawing...but my eyes are telling me they are real :)

Caatje said...

Oh those cats, those CATS! Marvelous!

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