Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting Lost in the Leaves - hydrangea/hortensia leaves moleskine drawing

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"Getting Lost in Hydrangea/Hortensia Leaves in August"
Pen & Ink with watercolors in Moleskine sketchbook
August 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Oh my, this August has been a busy, "green", month in my garden here in Holland ... maybe a bit too much green! While there are plenty of blooms among the over abundance of green leaves, there's also plenty of weeds among those greens. Weed control is on high alert. :o)))

I've been bringing blooms and leaves inside (up to my studio), to draw or paint them. Sometimes it's just too hot to be in my garden for very long ... I melt. I don't have the patience, nor the desire, to sit in the sun (or even the shady sun, because it's too hot!) while I'm lost in the drawing of the veins of leaves. 

Obviously, this drawing is not completed, but I have plenty of leaves to be my models!! When it's done, I'll post again.



tot ziens,
Judy
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3 comments:

Amanda Menanteau said...

Love your sketch book drawings and always await your posts! Thank you! : ))

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Merci, Amanda :o)

Charne aka Meisie said...

Looking promising! I'll be watching for the finished piece ;-)...oh and I totally concur on sitting in the heat...ugh ;-)

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