What’s in Bloom in October? Anemones

October 17, 2013

Anemones in a neighbor's garden

Anemones in a neighbor’s garden

I like the sprightly little balls of these anemones.  They look like the antennae of insects or invading Martians.  The delicate petals retain a faint pink blush.

A few cut anemones in a vase

A few cut anemones in a vase

Lovely window light

Lovely window light

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All of my attempts at painting these flowers seem too heavy-handed.  Sigh.

First watercolor sketch of anemones

First watercolor sketch of anemones

Second watercolor sketch of anemones

Second watercolor sketch of anemones

Third attempt -- ink drawing with watercolor highlights

Third attempt — ink drawing with watercolor highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Responses to “What’s in Bloom in October? Anemones”

  1. Chris Says:

    And the third one was juuust right! 🙂

  2. camilla wells paynter Says:

    What a challenge! Your photos capture the flowers’ light, ethereal quality beautifully, but to do that on paper….tough! I like the second one probably the best, actually, for conveying that, but the third one has a combination of delicacy and vibrancy that I like.


  3. Beautiful! I love all the different styles, but I especially love the 3rd; it’s crisp, bright and unique! Helen

  4. shoreacres Says:

    Doesn’t “anemone” mean “wind flower”? I’d say you did rather well at capturing the wind!

    I found some unexpected acorns, caps and leaves yesterday in the Oklahoma mountains. They’re in the back seat of the car. It was hard finding some that weren’t already sprouting – we’ll see if I can keep at least a few from rooting themselves in my car!

    • Rosemary Says:

      You are lucky to find acorns on the ground. Once they fall, they don’t last long around here because the squirrels clean up! I’ve never been to Oklahoma. Hope you are having a wonderful time.


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