Monday, August 31, 2009

stand and stare

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
-from "Leisure," by W.H. Davies 1911

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rose of Sharon

I love that name. I say it over to myself as I am drawing, it sounds so poetic. I am not as happy with the painting of this one. But, happy for me, there are a hundred new blossoms waiting out there just for me today.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

my own backyard

I have some bountiful Rose of Sharon bushes blooming in the August heat. Everyday I walk past the bushes on my way to do errands and stop and wonder how I will paint them. No more wondering, I will "just do it" as the advertisements say. Here is a first warm up.