Our prompt from #ScribblePicnic this week is Potted Plant. I had been given a lovely lily plant by the people who stayed in our home over the winter. I had taken its picture. Alas, the lily is no longer with us. It bloomed beautifully – then nothing. So into the garbage it went. So sad.
I don’t have any potted plants in our home because we leave it for 6 months of the year and turn the heat way down.
Our friends also surprised us with a bouquet of tulips – what a breath of fresh spring air.
We have been experiencing a very cold wet spring. This morning there was snow on the porch. Yikes. And I dress up like Nanuk from the north when we take Snowball around the block. She doesn’t seem bothered with the cold at all. And she is used to Arizona warm weather.
It is so lovely to be able to bring spring indoors. Do you have lots of potted plants? In Arizona we have a beautiful back patio where I have a number of potted plants (now gone into the garbage too – so sad).
On to the picture.
I decided to try to paint the Easter Lily Plant as my potted plant.
I used my artist diary today which is only medium weight (whatever that is). I used my micron pen and then my Design Watercolor pencils (and for my Canadian readers that’s the way the company spells colour). I used these colours:
I sketched out the flower. Then used the micron and the pencil crayons.
In order too help the white lily stand out I used indigo for the background.
Then I used water to make the colour flow. Final result: Potted Plant – an Easter Lily.
Now my next job is to plant all my outdoor potted plant (s). But we are waiting and waiting for this cold snap to stop. My vegetable garden and my front gardens are standing ready to be planted too.
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