Here are three roses from my our balcony garden.
I only have three, one is our first lily, one is this one, the other is yellow roses and red rose bud. But neither of the other two is as good as this one.
I have just learned to paint flowers in watercolor this year. I love the botanical illustrations in the Time Life Encyclopedia gardening boos. So I began to imitate. This led me to do flower painting of my own.
When I have a garden of my own, I will paint more.
BD, your painting is beautiful. It really does look like the botanical prints you find in books.
You might want to check out Artisans to show off your beautiful art: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/artisans/all/
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Good luck! that forum is even quieter than this one!!!
Try buying some fresh flowers or go sketching in a park to find them. That is a much better way to learn to paint
than from other flower pictures in books. Still life with flowers, what could be better! You will have an arrangement in the house and paintings!!
Wow BD, another beautiful painting. I love the shadowing effects on the floor from the sunlight beaming through the door. I feel so happy looking at this painting, very reminiscent of the feelings I get when I have fresh cut flowers.
Good luck with your move. I can only imagine the beauty of the countryside in China.
Thanks for posting your artworks this one is lovely, bright jolly colours,watercolour pencils? Good composition. Well done! Once you start to grow your flowers, you will find, like most people, that you don't want to cut them!!
Good job you are moving to the countryside, you could have a flower meadow!!
Terri, that looks "metallicky"...that's not paper is it? Pretty cool art.
Banyandreams, hope your move was okay? Tell us about the weather over there.
The collage is paper and wool strands , the bow is shiny ribbon paper, I used nearly a whole role!!
This is the sort of stuff I do when I haven't got any flowers! Thanks for saying its cool.
Since I post here last time, it's been two years. I had moved to several places, but still could not find a place like home. ..
Sometimes, I feel very tired of moving around.
banyananddreams - you are very talented, I love the two pictures, the one of the room is something I could look at all day ^_^
And Terri - is there no end to your talents, gardening, flower arranging & arts & crafts too!
I have to say if there is one talent I envy that would be the ability to sketch & paint.
I can't get what is in my head to come out onto the paper...
dalfyre, thanks for your appreciation and encouragement.
I put many of my artworks in
and there wrote about how I learned to draw and paint. But you need to read from bottom to top. You see I was a programmer at first, I had not thought of painting at all...but when I was 26, I experienced some changes...