12 May 2008

Sketches from the garden

I've been so busy lately that I've fallen behind with my Every Day in May posting, though I have been keeping up with doing some art every day...honest! Today, I'm catching up a little bit by posting some sketches of things growing in our garden. One is of dandelions; unfortunately, I don't know what the others are called (my DW is the gardener in this family), though I've a feeling one of them might be called aquilegia.

One of the things I'm busy with is getting ready for the Oxford ArtWeeks exhibition that I'm taking part in next week. Here's an invitation, for anyone who happens to be in the Oxford area. You can find directions to the club here: http://www.medleysailingclub.co.uk/maps.html


E-J said...

Can't help you with the names of the plants, though I AM trying to educate myself, thanks to a book (The Flower Expert) that my husband bought me. I too am managing to do some art every day, but am resigned now to posting only every couple of days so as not to go all stressy on myself!

These are delightful little sketches, Dave.

Anita Davies said...

Excellent dandelion Dave...BEST OF LUCK with your exhibition.

Teri C said...

Lovely garden flowers!! Best of luck onyour exhibition!!

Stacy said...

Dave, glad to hear you are keeping up with the art every day even if you are posted less frequently. I'm rooting for you to meet your "everyday in May" goal.

I love the dandelion puff! And the other sketches are well done too. Best of luck with your exhibit!!

Robyn said...

Well they're definitely plants, Dave and very pretty too, but I never know the names. A book like e-j's sounds wonderful.

How a great exhibition. Your drawing on the poster looks terrific.

caseytoussaint said...

Lovely flower sketches, Dave! I wish I could come to the show.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful garden sketches Dave! I hope your exhibit. went well?

janie said...

all the best with the exhibition.
Lovely sketches, I've always called the purple flower 'Granny's bonnet', I don't know the official name though.

Anita Davies said...

How did the exhibition go?
Where are you?

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Hello Fair Artist Dave,

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

We even have a little 'chit chat' room just for the likes of you. It's rightfully called Dante's Pub. But when your enter BEWARE! You are entering the abyss of the artist mind! You may not find your way out.

You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

Don't dilly dally now! It wont cost you a pence. Check out The Artist Challenge and Dante's Pub- that is if your daring and think yourself worthy to be amongst the souls we've claimed?

Farewell...until we hear from you,
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Artist Challenge- http://www.theartistchallenge.com/
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Art Artists Modern Art said...

Nice garden painting stuff great......

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Its really Excellent Sketches.....Nice work keep it up!

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