Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Crown Imperial Fritillaria (time to buy some bulbs!) ~ Colored pencil on black paper

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Crown Imperial Fritillarias
Colored pencil on black Stonehenge paper
approx. 8"h x 8"w
copyright 2012 Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

It's time to buy spring bulbs for the garden! Every time we visit the Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, (province North Holland),  we are always struck by the elegance and height of these plants.

For years, we've been wanting to get some bulbs for these tall beauties for our garden here in Utrecht. With its flame-orange flowers, this variety of fritillaria would be a perfect fit in our garden, but we didn't seem to have a good place for them as they are quite tall.

However, since our garden has evolved, I now know exactly where we will plant them - then we'll wait for spring 2013, with fingers crossed!


For this drawing, I used:
~ Faber-Castell Polychromos reg. colored pencils
~ Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor reg. colored pencils
~ Caran D'Ache Pablos reg. colored pencils
~ Talens van Gogh reg. colored pencils
~ Sanford Prismacolors White reg. colored pencil
~ Black Stonehenge paper
~ Several of my own photos of the Crown Imperial Fritillarias


For those interested, follow this link to the
Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands

Also, this Wikipedia article about  the
Crown Imperial Fritillaria (Fritillaria Imperialis)



tot ziens,
Judy
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3 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

What a beautiful and rich drawing, Judy!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thank you so much, Kathryn!
:o)

Anonymous said...

Just accidentally came across your blog with your art work - just love the vibrancy of the fritillaria. I have just started art classes with a rather eccentric, passionate self taught teacher who is an absolute delight. You have inspired me further - thank you

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