Wednesday, June 26, 2019

seven sketches

Pencil sketch made in the barn while keeping an eye on Hazel.
She had broken a horn tip and was feeling vulnerable.
She soon felt much better.

Another breakage: I dropped two of my porcelain watercolor dishes
before I even had a chance to use them.
They come in a set of five little stacking dishes and one cover.
Now I have four dishes and no cover.
This is, as they say, why we can't have nice things.

This watercolor card was painted on the Solstice.
I was thinking about how the sun comes up behind my hemlock tree.

And these standing stones at Avebury were drawn from an historical photograph.

These not-standing stones are in the South Paddock.
Moxie kept me company while I was painting
but she had a challenging time trying to stretch out comfortably on the highest one.

There have been very, very few iris flowers this year - I don't know why.
Maybe more will bloom before the summer is over?
I live in hope.

Meanwhile, I have the rudbeckia -
although a goat first tried to have a piece of this one!