Thursday, March 29, 2007
Passion with a new Flame
Still itching to sketch, I drew this Forest Flame. It's one of our new plants now growing on the balcony. There is a long trough filled with soil built into it and it was empty except for weeds when we moved in. Now I can keep my eye on these from my little 'drawing' room. It was warm and sunny all day yesterday, not too hot, and perfect weather for sketching. The shape of the leaves really appealed to me.
On the way home from the disaster at the hairdressers, I bought this Passiflora, or Passion Flower. Again, this relates to a neighbour, as it used to grow over a neighbours fence and into ours, although not as much as I would have liked! I've wanted one for years. I tried to draw it quickly before it goes in the garden - hopefully outside the kitchen door by the patio where I can see it often. The leaves are a wonderful shape and the tendrils are just like perfect little springs. The flowers are even more amazing, difficult to draw probably but I can't wait to see them open.